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from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a large genus of tropical trees having pinnate leaves and paniculate flowers and cultivated commercially for their dramatically grained and colored timbers.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A large genus of fine tropical forest-trees and climbing shrubs, natural order Leguminos√¶, some species of which yield most excellent timber.

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

  • n. large genus of tropical trees having pinnate leaves and paniculate flowers and cultivated commercially for their dramatically grained and colored timbers

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