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leucaena

[ loo-see-nuh ]
/ luˈsi nə /
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noun

any of various tropical trees belonging to the genus Leucaena, of the legume family, which includes the lead tree.

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Origin of leucaena

<New Latin (1842), apparently <Greek leukaín(ein) to become white (derivative of leukós white, bright; see leuko-) + New Latin -a-a2
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