: 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

Word History


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

First Known Use

1754, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Anagyris was in 1754

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“Anagyris.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Nov. 2023.

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