noun Brach·y·ste·gia \ˌbrakə̇ˈstēj(ē)ə\

Definition of Brachystegia

  1. :  a small genus of tropical African trees (family Leguminosae) having compound leaves and small flowers with no calyx and small petals

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Origin and Etymology of brachystegia

New Latin, from brachy- + Greek stegos roof + New Latin -ia — more at thatch

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