Gompholobium

noun

Gom·​pho·​lo·​bi·​um
ˌgäm(p)fəˈlōbēəm
: a genus of Australian shrubs (family Leguminosae) having alternate simple trifoliate leaves and showy flowers with the stamens all free see poison bush

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Greek gomphos + lobos pod, capsule, lobe + New Latin -ium

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“Gompholobium.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Gompholobium. Accessed 23 Jun. 2024.

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