erythrina

noun er·y·thri·na \-ˈthrīnə -rēnə\

Definition of erythrina

  1. 1 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

  2. 2 plural -s :  any plant of the genus Erythrina

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Origin and Etymology of erythrina

New Latin, from erythr- + -ina


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