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baptisia

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noun bap·ti·sia \bap-ˈti-zh(ē-)ə\

Definition of baptisia

  1. :  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 and Etymology of baptisia

New Latin, genus name, from Greek baptisis a dipping, from baptein


First Known Use: circa 1868


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