noun Va·tair·eop·sis \vəˌta(a)rēˈäpsə̇s\

Definition of Vataireopsis

  1. :  a small genus of unarmed Brazilian trees (family Leguminosae) with large panicles of violet flowers — see goa powder

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Origin and Etymology of vataireopsis

New Latin, from Vatairea, genus of unarmed trees (perhaps alteration of Vateria) + -opsis

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