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bauhinia

[baw-hin-ee-uh, boh-in-] /bɔˈhɪn i ə, boʊˈɪn-/
noun
1.
any of numerous trees, shrubs, or vines of the genus Bauhinia, native to warm regions, having two-lobed leaves and showy, usually white, purple, or reddish flowers, widely planted in southern Florida.
Origin
< Neo-Latin (Linnaeus), named after the brothers Jean Bauhin (1541-1612) and Gaspard Bauhin (1560-1624), Swiss botanists; see -ia
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bauhinia

/bɔːˈhɪnɪə; bəʊ-/
noun
1.
any climbing or shrubby leguminous plant of the genus Bauhinia, of tropical and warm regions, widely cultivated for ornament
Word Origin
C18: New Latin, named after Jean and Gaspard Bauhin, 16th-century French herbalists
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