bauhinia

noun
bau·hin·ia | \bō-ˈi-nē-ə, -ˈhi-, bȯ-\

Definition of bauhinia 

: any of a genus (Bauhinia) of leguminous vines, shrubs, and trees of the legume family that grow in tropical and subtropical regions and include some that are grown especially for their fragrant orchid-like flowers

First Known Use of bauhinia

1754, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for bauhinia

New Latin, from Jean Bauhin †1613 and Gaspard Bauhin †1624 Swiss botanists

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