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
capitalized [New Latin, from Latin] : a genus of southern African shrubs (family Fabaceae) with heathlike often tufted leaves and yellow or rarely purple flowers

Word History


Latin, from Greek aspalathos

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“Aspalathus.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Mar. 2024.

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