Swietenia

noun Swie·te·nia \swēˈtēnēə\

Definition of Swietenia

  1. :  a small genus of tropical trees (family Meliaceae) having seeds winged above and anthers borne between the teeth of the stamen tube — see mahogany

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Origin and Etymology of swietenia

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


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