New Latin Lespedezagenus nameafter V.M. de Céspedez (misread as Léspedez; fl. 1785), Spanish governor of Florida
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
Lespedeza Sentence Examples
Bush Clover (Lespedeza) - Large flowering plants of the Pea order, few as yet tried in England.
It is the name by which the beautiful Lespedeza bicolor is generally known.
Missing the perfume-laden air of the Occident, a visitor is prone to infer paucity of blossoms. But if some familiar European flowers are absent, they are replaced by others strange to Western eyesa wealth of lespedeza and Indigo-fera; a vast variety of lilies; graceful grasses like the eulalia and the ominameshi (Patriaa scabiosaefolia); the richly-hued Pyrus japonica; azaleas, diervillas and deutzias; the kikyo (Platycodon grandifiorum), the giboshi (Funkia ovala), and many another.