sophora

noun
so·​pho·​ra | \səˈfōrə\

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 sense 2

2 plural -s : any plant of the genus Sophora

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History and Etymology for sophora

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

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