: a genus of tropical trees (family Sapindaceae) with trifoliolate or rarely unifoliolate leaves and small white racemose tetramerous flowers

Word History


New Latin, from Late Latin, of another tribe, foreign, from Greek allophylos, from all- + phylē tribe

First Known Use

circa 1763, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Allophylus was circa 1763

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“Allophylus.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Sep. 2023.

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