Definition of genista in English:


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Pronunciation: /dʒɪˈnɪstə, dʒɛ-/

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  • 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


modern Latin, from Latin, 'broom plant'.

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