An·​di·​ra | \ anˈdērə, -dirə \

Definition of Andira

: 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

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First Known Use of Andira

1794, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Andira

New Latin, from Portuguese, angelim, from Tupi

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“Andira.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Oct. 2020.

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