monkeypod


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monkeypod:

see rain treerain tree,
also called monkeypod, a large leguminous tropical tree (Albizia saman or Samanea saman) of tropical America belonging to the family Leguminosae (pulse family), the leaves of which fold together in cloudy weather and in darkness.
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Hawaii, Volunteer from local groups and from Eddie Bauer, the Honolulu Department of Parks and Recretion, and The Outdoor Circle planted 50 native Hawaiian trees, including coconut palm, monkeypod, and beach hellotrope.
In the fifties and sixties, you could get monkeypod and koa bowls, the "Made in Hawaii" burned into the bottom in a tiny, elegant script.
We lost a series of monkeypod trees that either died or were blown over, so those have to be replaced.
A dramatic canopy of monkeypod trees will line the entryway to the Plantation House where a casual dining hale (house, pavilion) and bar, game room, library, keiki (kids) activity area, garden cafe and beach-inspired pools will overlook a spectacular lawn that leads to Kukui'ula Bay.
Page 98 (bottom left): Monkeypod stool from Lime Stone ($293; see above).