Ly·​si·​lo·​ma | \ ˌlīsəˈlōmə \

Definition of Lysiloma

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

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History and Etymology for Lysiloma

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 10 Jul. 2020.

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