car·​a·​ga·​na | \ ˌkarəˈgänə, -anə, -ānə \

Definition of caragana

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 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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History and Etymology for caragana

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

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“Caragana.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 29 January 2020.

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