Prosopis

noun (1)
Pro·​so·​pis | \ prəˈsōpə̇s \

Definition of Prosopis

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: 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

noun (2)
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Definition of Prosopis (Entry 2 of 2)

: the type genus of Prosopididae

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History and Etymology for Prosopis

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 17 Jan. 2022.

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