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

  • n. A North American plant (Tephrosia virginiana) having large yellow flowers marked with purple and grouped in a terminal raceme or panicle.
  • n. A Eurasian plant (Galega officinalis) cultivated for its showy, variously colored flowers or as food for livestock.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a leguminous plant (Galega officinalis of Europe, or Tephrosia Virginiana in the United States).
  • n. See under Goat.

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

  • n. perennial subshrub of eastern North America having downy leaves yellowish and rose flowers and; source of rotenone
  • n. tall bushy European perennial grown for its pinnate foliage and slender spikes of blue flowers; sometimes used medicinally


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