What does pterocarya mean?

pterocarya in AZ Dictionary

(n) A genus of three or four species of ornamental deciduous woods of the household Juglandaceæ. They will have huge, alternate, odd-pinnate leaves, and small, greenish, monœcious flowers in pendulous catkins appearing utilizing the leaves. These are typically woods of rapid growth and bear during the summer and fall long drooping racemes of light-green fruits. Three types are understood in cultivation, P. fraxinifolia, a native of Transcaucasia, P. stenoptera of Asia, and P. rhoifolia of Japan, an important forest tree.
(n) Asiatic nut trees: wing nuts

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    • magnoliopsid genus, dicot genus
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