capitalized : a large genus of stiff or spiny shrubs (family Leguminosae) native to Europe, northern Africa, and western Asia and having showy racemose flowers with a 2-lipped calyx see broom sense 1
plural cytisi : a plant of the genus Cytisus

Word History


New Latin, from Latin, a shrub (Medicago arborea), from Greek kytisos

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“Cytisus.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 May. 2024.

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