: 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

Word History


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

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“Stylosanthes.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Jun. 2023.

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