Onobrychis

noun
On·​o·​bry·​chis | \ ˌänəˈbrīkə̇s \

Definition of Onobrychis

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

History and Etymology for Onobrychis

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 3 Oct. 2022.

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