noun Alec·try·on \ə-ˈlek-trē-ˌän\

Definition of Alectryon

  1. :  a monotypic genus of New Zealand trees of the family Sapindaceae with alternate compound leaves and showy paniculate flowers — see titoki

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Origin and Etymology of alectryon

New Latin, from Greek alektryōn cock, from Alektryōn, a name

First Known Use: circa 1836

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