Baphia

noun Baph·ia \ˈbafēə\

Definition of Baphia

  1. :  a small genus of trees and shrubs (family Leguminosae) native to tropical Africa and Madagascar having unifoliolate leaves and bracteolate flowers with a sheathing calyx and 10 free stamens — see camwood

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Origin and Etymology of baphia

New Latin, from Greek baphē dye (from baptein to dip, dye) + New Latin -ia — more at baptize


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