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from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A genus of leguminous shrubby plants and herbs, mostly found in tropical countries, a few herbaceous species being North American. The foliage is often ashy-pubescent, whence the name.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A genus of papilionaceous plants, of the tribe Galegeæ, type of the subtribe Tephrosieæ.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. genus of tropical and subtropical herbs or shrubs: hoary peas

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