Eperua

noun Eper·ua \ ə̇ˈper(y)əwə \

Definition of Eperua

:a small genus of tropical South American timber trees (family Leguminosae) having leathery leaflets, large white, red, or purple flowers in panicled racemes, and a rather woody 2-valved 2-seeded legume — see wallaba

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Origin and Etymology of eperua

New Latin, of Cariban origin; akin to Galibi eperu, a species of Eperua


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