hovea definition

  • noun:
    • A small genus of highly decorative leguminous shrubs from Australia, having blue or purple blossoms in axillary groups or very quick racemes, alternate simple leaves, and brief turgid pods. It is the kind of Lindley's tribe HoveƦ.
    • some of several appealing evergreen shrubs of Australia grown for shiny deep-green foliage and blossoms in wealthy blues and intense violets

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