Pithecolobium

noun Pith·e·co·lo·bi·um \ˌpithə̇kəˈlōbēəm\

Definition of Pithecolobium

  1. :  a large genus of tropical shrubs and trees (family Leguminosae) having bipinnate leaves and globose heads of flowers with many stamens and a twisted or coiled pod — see algarrobilla, cat's-claw 1b, rain tree, wild tamarind

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Origin and Etymology of pithecolobium

New Latin, from pithec- + Greek lobion small lobe, diminutive of lobos lobe — more at sleep


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