Bal·​a·​ni·​tes | \ˌbaləˈnītēz\

Definition of Balanites 

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

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First Known Use of Balanites

1854, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Balanites

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

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