nitta tree

noun

nit·​ta tree
ˈnitə-
: any of several Old World tropical trees of the genus Parkia (as P. biglobosa and P. filicoidea)

Word History

Etymology

perhaps from Mandingo nete leguminous mimosa

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“Nitta tree.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nitta%20tree. Accessed 13 Apr. 2024.

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