Baphia

noun
Baph·​ia | \ ˈbafēə \

Definition of Baphia

: 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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History and Etymology for Baphia

New Latin, from Greek baphē dye (from baptein to dip, dye) + New Latin -ia

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“Baphia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Baphia. Accessed 30 Oct. 2020.

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