dalea

noun da·lea \ˈdālēə\

Definition of dalea

  1. 1 capitalized :  a genus of American herbs or shrubs (family Leguminosae) with pinnate leaves and spikes or heads of mostly purple flowers

  2. 2 plural -s :  any plant of the genus Dalea

Love words? You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Join MWU now and get access to America’s largest dictionary, with:

  • 300,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

Origin and Etymology of dalea

New Latin, after Samuel Dale †1739 English physician and botanist


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up dalea? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

to criticize severely

Get Word of the Day daily email!