capitalized : a large genus of coarse chiefly tropical and perennial leguminous herbs comprising the tick trefoils and having stipulate pinnate leaves, racemose flowers, and indehiscent fruits that separate into one-seeded segments and often stick to anything touching them see beggarweed, telegraph plant
plural -s : a plant of the genus Desmodium

Word History


New Latin, probably irregular from Greek desmos band, bond + New Latin -ium

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“Desmodium.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 May. 2024.

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