from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A genus of leguminous trees or shrubs, all Asiatic and chiefly Siberian, with feathery pale-green foliage and yellow flowers appearing in early spring. The species are all ornamental, and several are in cultivation.
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- n. any plant of the genus Caragana having even-pinnate leaves and mostly yellow flowers followed by seeds in a linear pod
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I spied a pair of robins this afternoon amongst the caragana bushes.
Your weekend was much better than mine; we spent Saturday cutting caragana bushes, and Sunday recuperating.
I also spent some time pruning the caragana bushes that grow in my backyard near the clothesline.
She could smell the pungent blossoms of the town's caragana hedges, for sure.
_ -- The small shrubby caragana (Caragana pygmaea) was unusually fine this spring when in full bloom.
Trees, Fruits and Flowers of Minnesota, 1916 Embracing the Transactions of the Minnesota State Horticultural Society,Volume 44, from December 1, 1915, to December 1, 1916, Including the Twelve Numbers of "The Minnesota Horticulturist" for 1916