Stylosanthes

noun
Sty·​lo·​san·​thes | \ ˌstīləˈsan(ˌ)thēz \

Definition of Stylosanthes

: a genus of herbs (family Leguminosae) that are widely distributed in warm regions and have pinnately trifoliolate leaves and yellow flowers in small terminal or axillary clusters — see pencil flower, stylo

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History and Etymology for Stylosanthes

New Latin, from Greek stylos pillar + New Latin -anthes

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“Stylosanthes.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Stylosanthes. Accessed 11 December 2019.

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