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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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The lounge provides a dramatic view of diners below and is furnished with luxurious burgundy and cherry-colored leather and suede armchairs and sofas and glass and monkeypod wood tables.
A massive monkeypod tree shades most of Philpotts-McGrath's garden, for instance, and southern magnolias soften the light at the Carolee Shields White Flower Garden.
It began with trays of mai tais and large monkeypod bowls mounded with roasted, salted whole macadamia nuts.
Trade winds unfurl the American flag and stir the leaves of the frangipani and monkeypod trees.
At Tamarind Park in Bishop Square, tiny white lights on monkeypod, tamarind, and wiliwili trees begin another lighting program, starting at 5:30 on December 9; afterward, a 2-hour show by the Kamehameha Schools features their glee club, band, orchestra, and dancers.