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monkeypod

[mung-kee-pod] /ˈmɜŋ kiˌpɒd/
noun
1.
a tropical American tree, Samanea saman, of the legume family, having spreading branches and dense heads of small, pink flowers.
Also called rain tree.
Origin of monkeypod
1885-1890
First recorded in 1885-90; monkey + pod1
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  • Mibad-ay (namad-ay) sa yútà ang gamut sa akasya, The roots of the monkeypod tree stick out along the ground.

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