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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Latin, from Greek aspalathos

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