Piptadenia

noun
Pip·​ta·​de·​nia | \ ˌpiptəˈdēnēə \

Definition of Piptadenia

: a large genus of tropical chiefly Brazilian shrubs and trees (family Leguminosae) with twice-pinnate leaves, small spicate flowers, and flat pods — see cohoba

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History and Etymology for Piptadenia

New Latin, from Greek piptein to fall + New Latin aden- + -ia; from the deciduous antheral glands

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“Piptadenia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Piptadenia. Accessed 23 Sep. 2020.

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