Gleditsia

noun Gle·dit·sia \-itsēə\

Definition of Gleditsia

  1. :  a genus of thorny trees (family Leguminosae) with pinnate or bipinnate leaves and inconspicuous greenish spikes of flowers succeeded by large flat pods — see honey locust

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Origin and Etymology of gleditsia

New Latin, irregular from Johann G. Gleditsch †1786 German botanist + New Latin -ia


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