Amherstia

noun Am·herst·ia \amˈhərstēə, aˈmər-\

Definition of Amherstia

  1. :  a genus of leguminous trees of India and Burma containing a single species (A. nobilis) of trees with immense pinnate leaves and pendent clusters of yellow-spotted vermilion flowers

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Origin and Etymology of amherstia

New Latin, from Sarah, Countess Amherst †1838 & Sarah Elizabeth Amherst †1876 British amateur naturalists + New Latin -ia


First Known Use: 1827


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