: 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

Word History


New Latin, from balan- + -ops

First Known Use

1908, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Balanops was in 1908

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“Balanops.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Feb. 2024.

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