lespedeza

noun les·pe·de·za \ ˌle-spə-ˈdē-zə \
|Updated on: 15 Jul 2018

Definition of lespedeza

: any of a genus (Lespedeza) of herbaceous or shrubby plants of the legume family including some widely used for forage, soil improvement, and hay

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Origin and Etymology of lespedeza

New Latin, irregular from V. M. de Zespedes flourished 1785 Spanish governor of East Florida


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