: 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

Word History


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

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“Trichilia.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

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