noun Etymology: New Latin, from Jean Bauhin died 1613 and Gaspard Bauhin died 1624 Swiss botanists any of a genus (Bauhinia) of leguminous vines, shrubs, and trees of the legume family that grow in tropical and subtropical regions and include some that are grown especially for their fragrant orchid-like flowers

Энциклопедический словарь Мерриама-Вебстера