Sloanea

noun
Sloa·​nea | \ ˈslōnēə \

Definition of Sloanea

: a large genus of tropical timber trees (family Elaeocarpaceae) having alternate leaves, small apetalous flowers with numerous stamens, a spiny or hairy 4-valved capsule, and usually very hard wood — see breakax — compare ironwood

History and Etymology for Sloanea

New Latin, from Sir Hans Sloane †1753 British naturalist

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“Sloanea.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Sloanea. Accessed 4 Oct. 2022.

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