thunberg lespedeza

noun

thun·​berg lespedeza
ˈthənˌbərg-
: an Asiatic lespedeza (Lespedeza thunbergii) with long slender racemes of purple flowers that is used as an ornamental and is often found as an escape from cultivation in North America

Word History

Etymology

after Carl P. Thunberg

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“Thunberg lespedeza.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/thunberg%20lespedeza. Accessed 15 Apr. 2024.

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