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(Plants) a tropical American tree, Albizia saman. Also called: rain tree


(ˈmɜŋ kiˌpɒd)

a tropical American tree, Pithecolabrium saman, of the legume family, having spreading branches and dense heads of small pink flowers. Also called rain tree.
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Noun1.monkeypod - large ornamental tropical American tree with bipinnate leaves and globose clusters of flowers with crimson stamens and seed pods that are eaten by cattle
albizia, albizzia - any of numerous trees of the genus Albizia
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The huge trees shading the houses are acacia (monkeypod) and were planted at the time of construction.
It's mode by Monkeypod Jam of Kauai, Hawaii, using liliko'i (aka passion fruit) from local farmers.
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