Leucaena

noun
Leu·​cae·​na | \ lüˈsēnə \

Definition of Leucaena

: a small genus of tropical trees (family Leguminosae) that have pods resembling those of the acacia and 10 stamens — see lead tree

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History and Etymology for Leucaena

New Latin, from Greek leukainein to make white, become white, from leukos white

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“Leucaena.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Leucaena. Accessed 25 Sep. 2021.

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