noun Bal·a·nops \ˈbaləˌnäps\

Definition of Balanops

  1. :  a small genus (constituting the family Balanopsidaceae and order Balanopsidales) of tall little-known Australian dicotyledonous trees having large simple leaves, flowers in catkins, and a nutlike fruit enclosed in an involucre

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Origin and Etymology of balanops

New Latin, from balan- + -ops

First Known Use: 1908

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