Phellodendron

noun
Phel·​lo·​den·​dron | \ ˌfeləˈdendrən \

Definition of Phellodendron

: 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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Phellodendron. Accessed 16 Jan. 2021.

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