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lespedeza

noun les·pe·de·za \ˌles-pə-ˈdē-zə\

Definition of LESPEDEZA

:  any of a genus (Lespedeza) of herbaceous or shrubby plants of the legume family including some widely used for forage, soil improvement, and hay
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Origin of LESPEDEZA

New Latin, irregular from V. M. de Zespedes fl1785 Spanish governor of East Florida
First Known Use: 1884

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