capitalized : a genus of trees and shrubs (family Leguminosae) that are natives of the warmer parts of both hemispheres and have odd-pinnate leaves and rather showy flowers with a broad or rounded standard and oblong keel see japanese pagoda tree , kowhai, mescal bean sense 2
plural -s : any plant of the genus Sophora

Word History


New Latin, from Arabic ṣufayrā', a tree of the genus Sophora

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“Sophora.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Nov. 2023.

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