Tephrosia

noun Te·phro·sia \tə̇ˈfrōzh(ē)ə, teˈf-\

Definition of Tephrosia

  1. :  a genus of herbs or undershrubs (family Leguminosae) having odd-pinnate leaves, white or purplish flowers, and flat legumes

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Origin and Etymology of tephrosia

New Latin, from Greek tephros ash gray, from tephra ashes; from the appearance of its foliage


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