Definition of caragana in English:

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caragana

Pronunciation: /ˌkarəˈɡänə/ Pronunciation: /-ˈɡanə/

noun

A leguminous shrub or small tree native to central Asia and Siberia, widely planted as an ornamental.
  • Genus Caragana, family Leguminosae: several species, including the pea tree of Siberia.
Example sentences
  • You don't need or want to know the detailed play-by-play, just that my ‘holiday’ Monday consisted basically of getting drunk and stoned in the sunshine and rolling an old bicycle off my friend's roof and into the caragana hedge.
  • The caragana bushes would flower along the sidewalks; buildings would be painted the morning after a happy event.

Origin

Modern Latin, of Turkic origin.

Words that rhyme with caragana

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Syllabification: car·a·ga·na

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