al·​biz·​zia | \ al-ˈbi-zē-ə \

Definition of albizzia

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 plural -s : a tree of the genus Albizzia

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First Known Use of albizzia

1844, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for albizzia

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

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“Albizzia.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Feb. 2020.

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