Lespedeza meaning

lĕspĭ-dēzə
Any of a genus (Lespedeza) of annual or perennial plants of the pea family, cultivated for forage, hay, soil improvement, etc.
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(botany) Any of many leguminous plants, of the genus Lespedeza, including bush clover.
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A taxonomic genus within the family Fabaceae "” bush clovers and Japanese clovers.
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Origin of lespedeza

  • New Latin Lespedeza genus name after V.M. de Céspedez (misread as Léspedez; fl. 1785), Spanish governor of Florida

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition