hippocrepis definition

  • noun:
    • A small genus of trailing or shrubby perennials, of the natural order LeguminosÅ“, with unequally pinnate leaves, umbellate heads of yellow flowers, which have the stamens free from the vexillum and the anthers uniform, and a sessile, many-ovuled ovary with an inflexed style: natives chiefly of Europe, northern Africa, and western Asia; the horseshoe-vetches.
    • species of old-world natural herbs or subshrubs: horseshoe vetch

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