Sesban

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Sesban (Bot) A leguminous shrub (Sesbania aculeata) which furnishes a fiber used for making ropes.☞ The name is applied also to the similar plant, Sesbania Ægyptiaca, and other species of the same genus.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Sesban ses′ban a shrub of the bean family, with yellow flowers, native to Egypt
    • Sesban Also Jyntee
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F., fr. Ar. saisabān, seisebān, a kind of tree, fr. Per. sīsabān, seed of cinquefoil