Millettia

noun
Mil·let·tia | \mə̇ˈletēə\

Definition of Millettia 

: a genus of trees and shrubs (family Leguminosae) found in the Old World tropics and having showy streaked dark reddish or chocolate-colored wood

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History and Etymology for Millettia

New Latin, from Charles Millett, 19th century English official in the Far East + New Latin -ia

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