noun ses·ba·nia \sesˈbānēə\

Definition of sesbania

  1. 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. 2 plural -s :  any plant of the genus Sesbania

Love words? You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Join MWU now and get access to America’s largest dictionary, with:

  • 300,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

Origin and Etymology of sesbania

New Latin, from French sesban + New Latin -ia

Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up sesbania? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


a rounded knoll or a ridge of ice

Get Word of the Day daily email!