Definition of genista in English:

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genista

Pronunciation: /dʒɪˈnɪstə/
/dʒɛˈnɪstə/

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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
Example sentences
  • Although there are other genistas suitable for the rock garden, the species vary in hardiness and habit.
  • The area is turfed with crescent shaped borders planted with deep blue cineraria, white echiums and yellow genistas and other various bedding plants.
  • A variety of flowers and plants including genistas, acacias, jonquils, tulips, and palms were placed at the base of the eight towering columns.

Origin

Modern Latin, from Latin, 'broom plant'.

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