monkey-pod

monkeypod

[mung-kee-pod]
noun
a tropical American tree, Samanea saman, of the legume family, having spreading branches and dense heads of small, pink flowers.
Also called rain tree.


Origin:
1885–90; monkey + pod1

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monkeypod

noun
large ornamental tropical American tree with bipinnate leaves and globose clusters of flowers with crimson stamens and seed pods that are eaten by cattle [syn: rain tree
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