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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“Millettia.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Millettia. Accessed 6 December 2019.

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