Parkinsonia

noun Par·kin·so·nia \ˌpärkənˈsōnēə, ˌpȧk-, -nyə\

Definition of Parkinsonia

  1. :  a small genus of spiny shrubs or small trees (family Leguminosae) with minute pinnate early deciduous leaves and racemose yellow flowers with a valvate calyx — see jerusalem thorn

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Origin and Etymology of parkinsonia

New Latin, from John Parkinson †1650 English botanist + New Latin -ia


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