Definition of baptisia
: 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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Unscathed (for reasons beyond my ken) include baptisia, clematis recta, and of course the sturdy-as-stone conifers.
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Origin and Etymology of baptisia
New Latin, genus name, from Greek baptisis a dipping, from baptein
First Known Use: circa 1868See Words from the same year
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