monkeypod

noun

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

Word History

First Known Use

1868, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of monkeypod was in 1868

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“Monkeypod.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/monkeypod. Accessed 2 Mar. 2024.

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