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baptisia

noun bap·ti·sia \bap-ˈti-zh(ē-)ə\

Definition of BAPTISIA

:  any of a genus (Baptisia) of North American plants of the legume family having showy papilionaceous flowers similar in form to those of the pea plant
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Origin of BAPTISIA

New Latin, genus name, from Greek baptisis a dipping, from baptein
First Known Use: circa 1868

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