lathyrus

noun
lath·​y·​rus | \ -rəs \

Definition of lathyrus

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 plural -es : any plant of the genus Lathyrus

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History and Etymology for lathyrus

New Latin, from Greek lathyros chickling

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“Lathyrus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lathyrus. Accessed 24 May. 2020.

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