: a genus of ornamental trees (family Leguminosae) having odd-pinnate leaves and white flowers borne in showy panicles see yellowwood sense 1a

Word History


New Latin, irregular from clad- + Greek thraustos brittle (from thrauein to shatter)

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“Cladrastis.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Jun. 2024.

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