Sophora

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Sophora cosmopolitan genus of trees and shrubs having odd-pinnate leaves and showy flowers; some species placed in genus Podalyria
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Sophora (Bot) A genus of leguminous plants.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Sophora sō-fō′ra a genus of leguminous plants, natives of warm regions of both the Old and New World, with highly ornamental white, yellow, or violet flowers—Sophora Japonica is the Japanese or Chinese pagoda-tree.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Ar. ufair,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Ar. sofāraasfar, yellow.

Usage

In literature:

Acacia sophora : Gur-we-er.
"Narrative of a Survey of the Intertropical and Western Coasts of Australia" by Phillip Parker King
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