Definition of sophora
1 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 2
2 plural -s : any plant of the genus Sophora
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Origin and Etymology of sophora
New Latin, from Arabic ṣufayrā', a tree of the genus Sophora
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