from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A genus of leguminous shrubs of the tribe Genisteæ and subtribe Bossiææ, characterized by the two-lipped calyx, orbicular banner-petal, monadelphous stamens, uniform versatile anthers, and broad flat two-valved pod, opening elastically along the lower suture, broadly winged upon the other.

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  • noun small genus of Australian evergreen leguminous shrubs or subshrubs


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