: 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

Word History


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

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“Gliricidia.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Oct. 2023.

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