aspalathus

noun
as·​pal·​a·​thus | \ aˈspaləthəs \

Definition of aspalathus

1 plural -es : a biblical shrub yielding a fragrant oil and generally believed to be a member of the genus Alhagi or of the genus Convolvulus
2 capitalized [New Latin, from Latin] : a genus of southern African shrubs (family Fabaceae) with heathlike often tufted leaves and yellow or rarely purple flowers

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History and Etymology for aspalathus

Latin, from Greek aspalathos

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“Aspalathus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/aspalathus. Accessed 5 Jul. 2022.

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