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
Love words? You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.
Join MWU now and get access to America’s largest dictionary, with:
- 300,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
- Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
- Advanced search features
- Ad free!
Origin and Etymology of baphia
New Latin, from Greek baphē dye (from baptein to dip, dye) + New Latin -ia — more at baptize
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up Baphia? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).