Prosopis

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noun (1)

Pro·​so·​pis
prəˈsōpə̇s
: a genus of tropical or subtropical branching shrubs or trees (family Leguminosae) having small flowers in axillary cylindrical spikes succeeded by large pods see mesquite

Prosopis

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noun (2)

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: the type genus of Prosopididae

Word History

Etymology

Noun (1)

New Latin, from Greek prosōpis burdock, perhaps from prosōpon face

Noun (2)

New Latin Prosopid-, Prosopis, perhaps irregular from Greek prosōpon face

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“Prosopis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Prosopis. Accessed 22 Jul. 2024.

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