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caesalpinoid

/ sɛzˈælpɪn,ɔɪd; ˌsɛzælˌpɪnɪˈeɪʃəs /

adjective

  1. 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


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Word History and Origins

Origin of caesalpinoid1

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

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