Galactia

noun
Ga·​lac·​tia | \ gəˈlakshēə, -ktēə \

Definition of Galactia

: a large genus of twining herbs or erect shrubs (family Leguminosae) that are found chiefly in warm regions and have pinnately trifoliate leaves and purple racemose flowers — see milk pea

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History and Etymology for Galactia

New Latin, from galact- + -ia

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“Galactia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Galactia. Accessed 3 Aug. 2020.

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