caragana

noun

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

Word History

Etymology

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

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“Caragana.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/caragana. Accessed 18 Apr. 2024.

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