crotalaria

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n crotalaria any of various plants of the genus Crotalaria having inflated pods within which the seeds rattle; used for pasture and green-manure crops
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Crotalaria (Bot) A genus of leguminous plants; rattlebox.Crotalaria juncea furnishes the fiber called sunn or Bombay hemp.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Crotalaria krō-ta-lā′ri-a a genus of Leguminosæ, the rattlewort.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
NL. See Crotalum
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr. krotalon, a rattle.

Usage

In literature:

Crotalaria Cunninghami, R. Br.
"Explorations in Australia, The Journals of John McDouall Stuart" by John McDouall Stuart
Vaccinium, Ceratostemma, Crotalaria Hoveoides, Gnaphalia appear towards Moosmai.
"Journals of Travels in Assam, Burma, Bhootan, Afghanistan and TheNeighbouring Countries" by William Griffith
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