sericea lespedeza

\ sə̇¦rish(ē)ə-\
variants: or sericea
plural -s

Definition of sericea lespedeza

: a perennial herbaceous lespedeza (Lespedeza cuneata synonym L. sericea) that is widely planted as a leguminous forage and hay crop especially on poor soils

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History and Etymology for sericea lespedeza

New Latin Lespedeza sericea, from Lespedeza + sericea, from Late Latin, feminine of sericeus sericeous

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