albizzia

noun

al·​biz·​zia
al-ˈbi-zē-ə
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

Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

1844, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of albizzia was in 1844

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“Albizzia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/albizzia. Accessed 25 Jul. 2024.

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