koel·​reu·​te·​ria | \ ˌkelˌrȯiˈtirēə, -rüˈ- \

Definition of koelreuteria

1 capitalized : a small genus of Asiatic trees (family Sapindaceae) distinguished by large terminal panicles of flowers and inflated papery capsular fruit — see goldenrain tree
2 plural -s : any tree of the genus Koelreuteria

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History and Etymology for koelreuteria

New Latin, from Josef G. Kölreuter †1806 German botanist + New Latin -ia

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“Koelreuteria.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/koelreuteria. Accessed 25 Oct. 2020.

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