Tilia

noun
Til·​ia | \ ˈtilēə \

Definition of Tilia

: a genus (the type of the family Tiliaceae) of trees that are native in temperate regions and often planted as shade trees, that are distinguished by having cordate leaves, a winglike bract coalescent with the peduncle, indehiscent fruit with one or two seeds, and soft easily carved wood, and that have a strong hybridizing tendency — see linden

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New Latin, from Latin, linden

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“Tilia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Tilia. Accessed 7 Mar. 2021.

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