caesalpinoid

caesalpiniaceous (ˌsɛzælˌpɪnɪˈeɪʃəs)

/ (sɛzˈælpɪn,ɔɪd) /

adjective

of, relating to, or belonging to the Caesalpinoideae, a mainly tropical subfamily of leguminous plants that have irregular flowers: includes carob, senna, brazil, cassia, and poinciana

Nearby words

  1. caerleon,
  2. caernarfon,
  3. caernarvon,
  4. caernarvonshire,
  5. caerphilly,
  6. caesar,
  7. caesar and cleopatra,
  8. caesar salad,
  9. caesar, julius,
  10. caesar, sid

Word Origin for caesalpinoid

from New Latin Caesalpinia type genus, named after Andrea Cesalpino (1519–1603), Italian botanist

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