Parkia

noun Par·kia \ˈpärkēə\

Definition of Parkia

  1. :  a genus of tropical Old World trees (family Leguminosae) with heads of red or yellow flowers followed by pods that commonly contain edible seeds and pulp — see nitta tree

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Origin and Etymology of parkia

New Latin, from Mungo Park †1806, Scottish African explorer and surgeon + New Latin -ia


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