-ˈthrīnə -rēnə
capitalized : a genus of tropical shrubs or trees (family Leguminosae) often cultivated and having trifoliolate leaves and chiefly reddish flowers in terminal racemes see coral tree, kaffir boom
plural -s : any plant of the genus Erythrina

Word History


New Latin, from erythr- + -ina

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“Erythrina.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Jul. 2024.

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