Lysiloma

noun 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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Origin and Etymology of 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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