Thermopsis

noun Ther·mop·sis \(ˌ)thərˈmäpsə̇s\

Definition of Thermopsis

  1. :  a genus of American and Asiatic showy herbs (family Leguminosae) having trifoliolate stipulate leaves and yellow or purple racemose flowers — see bush pea

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Origin and Etymology of thermopsis

New Latin, from Greek thermos lupine + New Latin -opsis


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