Sloanea

noun Sloa·nea \ˈslōnēə\

Definition of Sloanea

  1. :  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

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Origin and Etymology of sloanea

New Latin, from Sir Hans Sloane †1753 British naturalist


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