robinia

noun

ro·​bin·​ia
rōˈbinēə
1
capitalized : a genus of North American trees and shrubs (family Leguminosae) having showy racemose pink or white flowers see bristly locust, clammy locust, locust
2
plural -s : any plant of the genus Robinia

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Jean Robin †1629 French botanist + New Latin -ia

Love words?

You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

Dictionary Entries Near robinia

Cite this Entry

“Robinia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/robinia. Accessed 16 Jul. 2024.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!