gastrolobium

noun

gas·​tro·​lo·​bi·​um
ˌgastrəˈlōbēəm
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
plural -s : any plant of the genus Gastrolobium : poison bush

Word History

Etymology

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

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“Gastrolobium.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gastrolobium. Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

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