Piptadenia

noun Pip·ta·de·nia \ˌpiptəˈdēnēə\

Definition of Piptadenia

  1. :  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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Origin and Etymology of piptadenia

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


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