monkeypod

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Etymology[edit]

From monkey +‎ pod.

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Noun[edit]

monkeypod (plural monkeypods)

  1. Albizia saman, a flowering tree in the pea family, native to the neotropics. [from 19th c.]
    • 2012, Julia Flynn Siler, Lost Kingdom, Grove Press, p. 231:
      Tears filled the eyes of some of the people heading to work that morning who heard the strains of music in the deposed queen's harden, among its tamarind and monkeypod trees.
  2. Couroupita nicaraguarensis (syn. Lecythis nicaraguarensis) (coco de mono)
  3. Lecythis ollaria (coco de mono)
  4. Pithecellobium dulce (blackbead)
  5. Senna petersiana (dwarf cassia)

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