laburnum

noun
la·​bur·​num | \ lə-ˈbər-nəm How to pronounce laburnum (audio) \

Definition of laburnum

: any of a small genus (Laburnum, especially L. anagyroides) of poisonous leguminous shrubs and trees of Eurasia with pendulous racemes of bright yellow flowers

Examples of laburnum in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But next winter, when temperatures cool again, the second phase of the restoration will include planting flowering trees like the white fringetree and laburnum; bulbs, including tulips; and perennials. Kathleen Beckett, New York Times, "Marie Antoinette Would Be Proud," 6 Apr. 2020 For instance, Cassia fistula or the Indian laburnum, a native tree that paints many cities yellow at the onset of summer, is pollinated by several species of carpenter bees. Kartik Chandramouli, Quartz India, "As bees feel the sting of climate change, here’s a way to let them keep buzzing," 2 Mar. 2020

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First Known Use of laburnum

1567, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for laburnum

New Latin, from Latin

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“Laburnum.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/laburnum. Accessed 27 Jan. 2021.

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