Cladrastis

noun Cla·dras·tis \kləˈdrastə̇s\

Definition of Cladrastis

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

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Origin and Etymology of cladrastis

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


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