monkeypod

[ mung-kee-pod ]
/ ˈmɜŋ kiˌpɒd /

noun

a tropical American tree, Samanea saman, of the legume family, having spreading branches and dense heads of small, pink flowers.

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Also called rain tree.

Origin of monkeypod

First recorded in 1885–90; monkey + pod1
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Example sentences from the Web for monkeypod

  • Mibad-ay (namad-ay) sa yútà ang gamut sa akasya, The roots of the monkeypod tree stick out along the ground.