Hymenaea

noun Hy·me·naea \ˌhēməˈnēə\

Definition of Hymenaea

  1. :  a genus of tropical American timber trees (family Leguminosae) having large white or purplish flowers in panicles and pinnate leaves consisting of a single pair of large thick glossy leaflets — see courbaril

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Origin and Etymology of hymenaea

New Latin, probably from Latin hymenaeus wedding song, marriage


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