caesalpinoid

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caesalpinoid or caesalpiniaceous (sɛzˈælpɪn,ɔɪd, ˌsɛzælˌpɪnɪˈeɪʃəs)
 
adj
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
 
[from New Latin Caesalpinia type genus, named after Andrea Cesalpino (1519--1603), Italian botanist]
 
caesalpiniaceous or caesalpiniaceous
 
adj
 
[from New Latin Caesalpinia type genus, named after Andrea Cesalpino (1519--1603), Italian botanist]

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