from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A genus of trees of the order Leguminosæ and the tribe Sophoreæ, distinguished by a one-seeded pod winged at the base and anthers longer than the filaments.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • proper noun (Bot.) A genus of leguminous trees of tropical America, the different species of which yield balsamic products, among which are balsam of Peru, and balsam of Tolu. The species were formerly referred to Myrospermum.

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

  • noun a genus of tropical American trees having pinnate leaves and white flowers


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