Ormosia

noun
Or·​mo·​sia | \ ȯ(r)ˈmōzh(ē)ə \

Definition of Ormosia

: 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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History and Etymology for Ormosia

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 28 Nov. 2021.

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