from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A genus of leguminous shrubs, type of the tribe Podalyricæ, characterized by the broad obtuse keel-petals united on the back, the turgid, ovoid, coriaceous pod, simple short-petioled rigid leaves, and a calyx remarkably indented at its broadly bell-shaped base.

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  • noun genus of South African leguminous shrubs often placed in genus Sophora


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