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noun (1)

: 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


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noun (2)

: the type genus of Prosopididae

Word History


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.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Jul. 2024.

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