Definition of dalea
1 capitalized : a genus of American herbs or shrubs (family Leguminosae) with pinnate leaves and spikes or heads of mostly purple flowers
2 plural -s : any plant of the genus Dalea
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Origin and Etymology of dalea
New Latin, after Samuel Dale †1739 English physician and botanist
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