: a large genus of tropical American shrubs and trees (family Bignoniaceae) having the calyx at first closed and differing from Tecoma chiefly in having digitate instead of pinnate leaves

Word History


New Latin, from Tupi tabebuya, a tree, from tacyba ant + bebuya wood

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“Tabebuia.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 May. 2024.

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