from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of several trees or shrubs of the genus Laburnum, especially L. anagyroides, which is cultivated for its drooping clusters of yellow flowers.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Any tree of genus Laburnum, which have bright yellow flowers and are poisonous.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A small leguminous tree (Cytisus Laburnum), native of the Alps. The plant is reputed to be poisonous, esp. the bark and seeds. It has handsome racemes of yellow blossoms.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A small leguminous tree, Cytisus Laburnum, a native of the Alps and neighboring mountains, much cultivated for the beauty of its pendulous racemes of yellow peashaped flowers.
- n. One of numerous other species of the same genus, or of some similar plants of other genera.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. flowering shrubs or trees having bright yellow flowers; all parts of the plant are poisonous
New Latin Laburnum, genus name, from Latin laburnum, broad-leaved bean-trefoil, perhaps of Etruscan origin.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)