: a genus of tropical American trees (family Leguminosae) characterized by large odd-pinnate leaves, fragrant showy rose to purplish flowers in terminal clusters, and a fruit resembling a drupe

Word History


New Latin, from Portuguese, angelim, from Tupi

First Known Use

1794, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Andira was in 1794

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“Andira.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 May. 2024.

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