Definition of Amherstia
: 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: 1827See Words from the same year
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