lathyrus

noun lath·y·rus \-rəs\

Definition of lathyrus

  1. 1 capitalized :  a genus of plants (family Leguminosae) including many peas and vetchlings and differing from members of the genus Pisum in having the style not sulcate — see everlasting pea, sweet pea

  2. 2 plural -es :  any plant of the genus Lathyrus

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Origin and Etymology of lathyrus

New Latin, from Greek lathyros chickling — more at lentil


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