from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A genus of leguminous plants of the tribe Galegeæ and the subtribe Astragaleæ, distinguished from Astragalus by the sharp appendage on the keel-petals.
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- n. large widely-distributed genus of evergreen shrubs or subshrubs having odd-pinnate leaves and racemose or spicate flowers each having a pea-like corolla with a clawed petal
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