flindersia

noun

flin·​der·​sia
flinˈdərzēə
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

Word History

Etymology

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 3 Feb. 2023.

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