flindersia

noun flin·der·sia \flinˈdərzēə\

Definition of flindersia

  1. 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. 2 plural -s :  any tree of the genus Flindersia

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Origin and Etymology of flindersia

New Latin, from Matthew Flinders + New Latin -ia


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