noun al·biz·zia \al-ˈbi-zē-ə\

Definition of albizzia

  1. 1 capitalized :  a large genus of unarmed trees (family Leguminosae) found in warm regions of the Old World and having twice-pinnate leaves, solitary or panicled globelike clusters of flowers, and long flat pods — see silk tree

  2. 2 plural -s :  a tree of the genus Albizzia

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Origin and Etymology of albizzia

New Latin, after Filippo degli Albizzi flourished1749 Italian naturalist who introduced it into Italy

First Known Use: 1844

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