Gmelina meaning

gmĕl'ĭ-nə, gmā'lĭ-
A deciduous Asian tree (Gmelina arborea) in the mint family, having large leaves, brownish-yellow flowers, and yellow fruit, and widely grown for timber and pulp.
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Origin of gmelina

  • New Latin genus name after Johann Georg Gmelin (1709–1755), German botanist
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition