monkeypod

noun
mon·​key·​pod | \ ˈməŋ-kē-ˌpäd How to pronounce monkeypod (audio) \

Definition of monkeypod

1 : an ornamental tropical leguminous tree (Samanea saman synonym Albizia saman) that has bipinnate leaves, globose clusters of flowers with crimson stamens, sweet-pulp pods eaten by cattle, and wood used in carving

called also rain tree

2 : the wood of a monkeypod

First Known Use of monkeypod

1868, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Monkeypod.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/monkeypod. Accessed 9 Jul. 2020.

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