caragana

noun car·a·ga·na \ˌkarəˈgänə, -anə, -ānə\

Definition of caragana

  1. 1 capitalized :  a large genus of Asian shrubs or small trees (family Leguminosae) having even-pinnate leaves with small leaflets and solitary or clustered mostly yellow flowers and bearing seeds in a linear pod — see chinese pea tree, siberian pea tree

  2. 2 plural -s :  any plant of the genus Caragana shrubby members of which are extensively used in dry parts of the central U.S. for hedges and in shelter belts

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Origin and Etymology of caragana

New Latin, of Turkic origin; akin to Kyrgyz karaghan Siberian pea tree


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