noun Bal·a·ni·tes \ˌbaləˈnītēz\

Definition of Balanites

  1. :  a small genus of Old World tropical trees of the family Zygophyllaceae distinguished by the one-seeded drupe

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Origin and Etymology of balanites

New Latin, from Greek balanitēs acorn-shaped, from balan- + -itēs -ite

First Known Use: 1854

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