baptisia


bap·ti·sia

noun \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

Origin of BAPTISIA

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

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