Leucaena

noun Leu·cae·na \lüˈsēnə\

Definition of Leucaena

  1. :  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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Origin and Etymology of leucaena

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


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