Definition of albizzia in English:

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Pronunciation: /alˈbizēə/ Pronunciation: /-ˈbitsēə/
(also albizia)


A leguminous tree or shrub with feathery leaves and densely clustered plumelike flowers. Native to warm climates, it is sometimes grown as a shade tree or ornamental.
  • Genus Albizia, family Leguminosae: several species.
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  • In fact, for those whose sexual dysfunction is emotionally related albizzia can be very effective.
  • In its natural habitat tun is found growing in mixed stands comprising other broad-level species like terminalias, albizzias, bombax, ficuses, shisham, acacias, etc.
  • A dining room next to the living room, of 26 m², large family table, beautiful chimney with insert, two large French windows facing the sea, the third on to the albizzias.


Modern Latin, named after Filippo degli Albizzi, a Tuscan nobleman who introduced the silk tree A. julibrizzen into Italy in the mid 18th century.

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Syllabification: al·biz·zi·a

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