Definitions

Sorry, no definitions found. Check out and contribute to the discussion of this word!

Etymologies

Sorry, no etymologies found.

Examples

  • High up above the rock on the mainland opposite there was a golden glory of ginestra, the broom plant, an expanse of gold so brilliant, so daring in these bare surroundings, that

    A Spirit in Prison

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.

  • That's the one. The derivation from Latin to French genêt is comfortingly regular.

    July 31, 2008

  • Is this the same broom flower that gave its name (planta genista) to the Plantagenets, perchance?

    July 31, 2008

  • broom, the plant; the Italian word for it (somehow derived from Latin genista), first attested in English in 1899: 'The glorious ginestra, or mountain broom'.

    July 31, 2008