gastrolobium

noun gas·tro·lo·bi·um \ˌgastrəˈlōbēəm\

Definition of gastrolobium

  1. 1 capitalized :  a genus of Australian evergreen leguminous shrubs that have opposite or whorled compound leaves which are poisonous to livestock, showy yellow to deep orange flowers with a reddish purple keel, and 2-seeded pods

  2. 2 plural -s :  any plant of the genus Gastrolobium :  poison bush

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Origin and Etymology of gastrolobium

New Latin, from gastr- + -lobium (from Greek lobion, diminutive of lobos lobe) — more at lobe


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