Stylosanthes

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

Definition of Stylosanthes

  1. :  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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Origin and Etymology of stylosanthes

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


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