Glir·​i·​cid·​ia | \ ˌglirəˈsidēə\

Definition of Gliricidia

: a genus of low-branching trees (family Leguminosae) with odd-pinnate leaves having 7 to 15 large leaflets, pink flowers borne in great profusion, dark durable wood, and roots that together with the leaves are believed to be poisonous to mice and rats

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History and Etymology for Gliricidia

New Latin, from gliri- (from New Latin Glires) + Latin -cida -cide + New Latin -ia

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