Kelsey locust


Kel·​sey locust
ˈkelsē- also -ltsē-
: an American shrub (Robinia kelseyi) having rose or purple flowers, glabrous branches, and glandular hispid pods

Word History


after Harlan P. Kelsey, born 1872 American horticulturist

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“Kelsey locust.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Apr. 2024.

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