An·​a·​gy·​ris | \ ˌanəˈjīrə̇s \

Definition of Anagyris

: a small genus of shrubs (family Leguminosae) of the Mediterranean region having trifoliolate leaves, yellow flowers, and narrow compound pods — see bean trefoil sense 1

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First Known Use of Anagyris

1754, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Anagyris

New Latin, from Greek, alteration of anagyros bean trefoil, from ana- + gyros ring

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“Anagyris.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Mar. 2021.

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