from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Any one of a small group of plants forming the section Retama (sometimes considered a genus—Boissier, 1839), in the genus Genista.
- n. In Spanish America, a name applied to several leguminous plants more or less closely resembling plants of the genera Spartium, Genista, and Cytisus: in Porto Rico, Cassia biflora and C. portoricensis; in southern Mexico, Cassia tomentosa; in northern Mexico, Parkinsonia aculeata and Cercidium texanum.
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- n. small genus of Mediterranean shrubs; often included in genus Genista
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