genus of tropical herbs or subshrubs having sensitive leaves and suddenly dehiscing pods; some species placed in genus Cassia
Syn: ↑genus Chamaecrista
Hypernyms: ↑rosid dicot genus
Member Holonyms: ↑Caesalpinioideae, ↑subfamily Caesalpinioideae

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\\ˌ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ˈkristə\ noun
Usage: capitalized
Etymology: New Latin, from chamae- + crista (from crista pavonis, literally, peacock's crest, the pre-Linnaean name of a certain plant of the family Leguminosae) — more at crest
in some classifications : a genus of herbs or low shrubs characterized by sensitive leaves and suddenly and forcibly dehiscing pods, now included in the genus Cassia

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