Balanites

noun
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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The first known use of Balanites was in 1854

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“Balanites.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Balanites. Accessed 5 Dec. 2021.

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