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from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • proper n. A genus of tropical shrubs and trees having usually odd-pinnate leaves with large leaflets and pink to reddish wood.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A genus of trees of the order Leguminos√¶ and the tribe Sophore√¶, having the style involute at the apex, the stigma introrsely lateral, and a compressed two-valved wingless pod.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. genus of tropical shrubs and trees having usually odd-pinnate leaves with large leaflets and pink to reddish wood

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  • Other plant species known only to be found in this refuge are Inga thibaudiana, Machaerium paraense, Ormosia nobilis, and Pterocarpus santalinoides (Leguminosae); Miconia matthaei (Melastomataceae); Simaba paraensis (Simarubaceae); and Aegiphila scandens (Verbenaceae).

    Apure-Villavicencio dry forests

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