dalea

noun

da·​lea
ˈdālēə
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

Word History

Etymology

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

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“Dalea.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dalea. Accessed 13 Apr. 2024.

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