from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Any of various plants of the genus Lespedeza in the pea family, having compound leaves with three leaflets and various colored flowers and often grown for forage, soil improvement, erosion control, or ornament. Also called lespedeza.

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  • n. shrubby or herbaceous plants widely used for forage, soil improvement, and especially hay in southern United States


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