: a genus of aromatic deciduous trees (family Rutaceae) of eastern Asia that have handsome compound leaves turning yellow in autumn, dioecious yellowish green flowers, and black persistent drupes see cork tree

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New Latin, from phello- + -dendron

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“Phellodendron.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

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