lespedeza

noun les·pe·de·za \ ˌle-spə-ˈdē-zə \

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

Origin and Etymology of lespedeza

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


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