Definition of Caesalpiniaceae
in some classifications
: a large family of chiefly tropical shrubs and trees having a regular or slightly irregular corolla, the petals imbricated in the bud, and the fruit a legume, important genera being Caesalpinia, Cassia, Bauhinia, Tamarindus, and Copaifera
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Origin and Etymology of caesalpiniaceae
New Latin, from Caesalpinia, type genus + -aceae
First Known Use: 1877
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