Swietenia

noun

Swie·​te·​nia
swēˈtēnēə
: a small genus of tropical trees (family Meliaceae) having seeds winged above and anthers borne between the teeth of the stamen tube see mahogany

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Gerard van Swieten †1772 Dutch botanist and physician in Austria + New Latin -ia

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“Swietenia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Swietenia. Accessed 13 Jul. 2024.

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