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Any plant of the genus Albizia (family Fabaceae (Leguminosae)), comprising flowering trees, shrubs, and lianas of tropical and subtropical regions, some of which are cultivated as ornamentals or for their timber.
Mid 19th century; earliest use found in London Journal Botany. From scientific Latin Albizia, genus name from Albizzi, the name of a family which introduced the silk-tree into Italy + scientific Latin -ia.
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