from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A genus of ornamental shrubs and perennial herbs, of the order Leguminosæ, comprising about 80 species, natives of tropical America and northward to the borders of the United States. Several of the species yield an astringent juice.
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- n. any of various shrubs and small trees valued for their fine foliage and attractive spreading habit and clustered white to deep pink or red flowers
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