Swainsona

noun
a genus of Australian herbs and subshrubs: darling peas
Syn: ↑genus Swainsona
Hypernyms: ↑rosid dicot genus
Member Meronyms: ↑darling pea, ↑poison bush

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\\swānˈsōnə\ noun
Etymology: New Latin, from Isaac Swainson died 1806 English gardener
1. capitalized : a genus of Australian herbs and subshrubs (family Leguminosae) having odd-pinnate leaves and racemes of small variously colored flowers with orbicular standard and twisted wings
2. -s : any plant of the genus Swainsona — see darling pea

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • Swainsona — Swain·so·na (swānґsə nə) the Darling peas, a genus of Australian legumes related to Astragalus; they contain a chemical that inhibits mannosidase activity and causes mannosidosis with potentially fatal neurological symptoms… …   Medical dictionary

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  • Swainsona formosa — Sturt s Desert Pea Sturt s Desert Pea, at Melbourne Zoo Scientific classification Kingdom: Plantae …   Wikipedia

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