Share this entry

genista Line breaks: gen|ista
Pronunciation: /dʒɪˈnɪstə/
/dʒɛˈnɪstə/

Entry from British & World English dictionary

Definition of genista in English:

noun

An almost leafless Eurasian shrub of the pea family, which bears a profusion of yellow flowers.
  • Genus Genista, family Leguminosae: many species, including dyer’s greenweed and several kinds of broom

Origin

Modern Latin, from Latin, 'broom plant'.

Definition of genista in:

Share this entry

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Word of the day confidant
Pronunciation: ˈkänfəˌdant
noun
a person with whom one shares a secret...