: a small genus of tropical American trees (family Leguminosae) with pinnate leaves, few stamens, and a flat straight pod see sabicu

Word History


New Latin, from lys- + Greek lōma border, fringe; from the fact that in ripening the sides of the pod are loosened; akin to Latin lorum strap

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“Lysiloma.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 May. 2024.

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