clianthus

noun

cli·​an·​thus
klīˈan(t)thəs
1
capitalized : a genus of Australasian semiprostrate shrubs or vines (family Leguminosae) with compound leaves and pealike red flowers in drooping racemes
2
plural -es : any plant of the genus Clianthus (especially C. dampieri) see glory pea

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from cli- (irregular from Greek kleos glory) + -anthus; akin to Greek klytos famous

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“Clianthus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/clianthus. Accessed 20 Jun. 2024.

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