cli·​an·​thus | \ klīˈan(t)thəs \

Definition of clianthus

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

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History and Etymology for clianthus

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

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“Clianthus.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Sep. 2020.

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