Definition of Allophylus

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

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First Known Use of Allophylus

circa 1763, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Allophylus

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

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“Allophylus.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 7 December 2019.

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