clianthus

noun cli·an·thus \klīˈan(t)thəs\

Definition of clianthus

  1. 1 capitalized :  a genus of Australasian semiprostrate shrubs or vines (family Leguminosae) with compound leaves and pealike red flowers in drooping racemes

  2. 2 plural -es :  any plant of the genus Clianthus (especially C. dampieri) — see glory pea

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Origin and Etymology of clianthus

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


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