baptisia

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noun bap·ti·sia \bap-ˈti-zh(ē-)ə\

Definition of baptisia

  1. :  any of a genus (Baptisia) of North American plants of the legume family having showy papilionaceous flowers similar in form to those of the pea plant

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Origin and Etymology of baptisia

New Latin, genus name, from Greek baptisis a dipping, from baptein


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