from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A genus of leguminous trees, type of the tribe Piptadenieæ, characterized by the globose heads or cylindrical spikes, and flat two-valved pod with the valves entire and continuous within.

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  • n. tropical American trees and shrubs; often placed in other genera


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