from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • A subtribe of leguminous plants, typified by the genus Lonchocarpus, belonging to the tribe Dalbergieæ, and distinguished by the generally opposite leaves and the transversely or laterally affixed, not pendulous, seeds. It embraces 9 genera of tropical trees and shrubs.


Sorry, no etymologies found.


Sorry, no example sentences found.

Wordnik is becoming a not-for-profit! Read our announcement here.


Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.