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Prosopis

noun Pro·so·pis \prəˈsōpə̇s\

Definition of Prosopis

  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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Origin and Etymology of prosopis

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


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Prosopis

noun Pro·so·pis \"\

Definition of Prosopis

  1. :  the type genus of Prosopididae

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Origin and Etymology of prosopis

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


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