Trichilia

noun
Tri·​chil·​ia | \ trīˈkilēə \

Definition of Trichilia

: a genus of tropical African and American trees and shrubs (family Meliaceae) having odd-pinnate leaves and panicles of rather large flowers with four or five petals — see mafura

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History and Etymology for Trichilia

New Latin, from Greek tricheilos three-lipped, from tri- three (akin to Greek treis three) + cheilos lip

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“Trichilia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Trichilia. Accessed 15 Jan. 2021.

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