sesbania

noun
ses·​ba·​nia | \ sesˈbānēə \

Definition of sesbania

1 capitalized : a small genus of chiefly tropical pinnate-leaved herbs, shrubs, or trees (family Leguminosae) usually having large showy pealike flowers — see colorado river hemp
2 plural -s : any plant of the genus Sesbania

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History and Etymology for sesbania

New Latin, from French sesban + New Latin -ia

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“Sesbania.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sesbania. Accessed 22 Jan. 2021.

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