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
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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