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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A genus of plants, of the natural order Leguminosæ, suborder Cæsalpinieæ, tribe Cynometreæ, characterized by slender paniculate racemes of flowers having 5 strongly imbricated sepals and 10 stamens, 1 to 3 of which are sometimes reduced to staminodia.

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