podalyria definition

  • noun:
    • A genus of leguminous bushes, style of the tribe Podalyricæ, characterized by the broad obtuse keel-petals united in the straight back, the turgid, ovoid, coriaceous pod, quick short-petioled rigid leaves, and a calyx extremely indented at its broadly bell-shaped base.
    • genus of South African leguminous shrubs usually placed in genus Sophora

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