noun ge·nis·ta \jə̇ˈnistə\

Definition of genista

  1. 1 capitalized :  a large genus of Old World often spiny shrubs (family Leguminosae) with simple leaves and yellow flowers

  2. 2 plural -s :  canary broom

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Origin and Etymology of genista

New Latin, from Latin, broom

First Known Use: 14th century

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to cast off or become cast off

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