flindersia

noun
flin·​der·​sia | \ flinˈdərzēə \

Definition of flindersia

1 capitalized : a small genus of pinnate-leaved Australasian trees (family Meliaceae) having white flowers followed by woody capsular fruits and yielding strong hardwood lumber, often with an excellent figure, that is used in cabinetmaking and construction — see flindosa
2 plural -s : any tree of the genus Flindersia

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New Latin, from Matthew Flinders + New Latin -ia

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“Flindersia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/flindersia. Accessed 24 Oct. 2020.

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