: a genus of shrubs and trees (family Leguminosae) chiefly of South America and Central America with pink to reddish wood see jumby bean, necklace tree

Word History


New Latin, from Greek hormos chain, necklace + New Latin -ia; from the use of its berries as beads

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“Ormosia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Ormosia. Accessed 17 Jun. 2024.

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