from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A genus of leguminous trees, closely allied to the honeylocust (Gleditschia), and indigenous throughout the Ohio valley.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun (Bot.) A genus of leguminous plants; the Kentucky coffee tree. The leaves are cathartic, and the seeds a substitute for coffee.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun small genus of deciduous trees of China and United States having paniculate flowers and thick pulpy pods
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_gymnocladus_, which means, "with naked branches;" for during the winter, as you shall find, it will present a very naked appearance.