Ormosia

noun Or·mo·sia \ȯ(r)ˈmōzh(ē)ə\

Definition of Ormosia

  1. :  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

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Origin and Etymology of ormosia

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


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