Alec·​try·​on | \ ə-ˈlek-trē-ˌän \

Definition of Alectryon

: 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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First Known Use of Alectryon

circa 1836, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Alectryon

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

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“Alectryon.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Jul. 2020.

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