: a genus of Old World herbs of the family Leguminosae having pinnate leaves, pink or white racemose flowers, and flat unjointed pods

Word History


New Latin, from Greek onobrychis, a leguminous plant, from onos ass + -brychis (from brykein, brychein to eat greedily, gnash the teeth)

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“Onobrychis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Onobrychis. Accessed 29 Nov. 2023.

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