Lespedeza striata
Japan Ja*pan", a. Of or pertaining to Japan, or to the lacquered work of that country; as, Japan ware. [1913 Webster]

{Japan allspice} (Bot.), a spiny shrub from Japan ({Chimonanthus fragrans}), related to the Carolina allspice.

{Japan black} (Chem.), a quickly drying black lacquer or varnish, consisting essentially of asphaltum dissolved in naphtha or turpentine, and used for coating ironwork; -- called also {Brunswick black}, {Japan lacquer}, or simply {Japan}.

{Japan camphor}, ordinary camphor brought from China or Japan, as distinguished from the rare variety called {borneol} or {Borneo camphor}.

{Japan clover}, or {Japan pea} (Bot.), a cloverlike plant ({Lespedeza striata}) from Eastern Asia, useful for fodder, first noticed in the Southern United States about 1860, but now become very common. During the Civil War it was called variously {Yankee clover} and {Rebel clover}.

{Japan earth}. See {Catechu}.

{Japan ink}, a kind of writing ink, of a deep, glossy black when dry.

{Japan varnish}, a varnish prepared from the milky juice of the {Rhus vernix}, a small Japanese tree related to the poison sumac. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Lespedeza striata — noun an annual of tropical Asia naturalized in United States • Syn: ↑japanese clover, ↑japan clover, ↑jap clover • Hypernyms: ↑bush clover, ↑lespedeza • Member Holonyms: ↑genus Les …   Useful english dictionary

  • Lespedeza striata (Thunb.) Hook. & Arn. — Symbol KUST2 Synonym Symbol LEST4 Botanical Family Fabaceae …   Scientific plant list

  • Lespedeza striata (Thunb.) Hook. & Arn. — Symbol KUST2 Synonym Symbol LEST4 Botanical Family Fabaceae …   Scientific plant list

  • lespedeza — noun shrubby or herbaceous plants widely used for forage, soil improvement, and especially hay in southern United States • Syn: ↑bush clover • Hypernyms: ↑woody plant, ↑ligneous plant • Hyponyms: ↑bicolor lespediza, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • lespedeza — /les pi dee zeuh/, n. any shrub or herb belonging to the genus Lespedeza, of the legume family, having trifoliolate leaves and lavender flowers, grown for forage, soil improvement, etc. [ < NL (1803), after V. M. de Zespedez (misread as Lespedez) …   Universalium

  • genus Lespedeza — noun genus of shrubs or herbs of tropical Asia and Australia and the eastern United States • Hypernyms: ↑rosid dicot genus • Member Holonyms: ↑Papilionoideae, ↑subfamily Papilionoideae • Member Meronyms: ↑bush clover, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Kummerowia striata — paprastoji dryžuolė statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Pupinių šeimos pašarinis augalas (Kummerowia striata), paplitęs rytų Azijoje. atitikmenys: lot. Kummerowia striata angl. annual lespedeza; common lespedeza; Japanese bush clover; Japanese… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • Japanese lespedeza — paprastoji dryžuolė statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Pupinių šeimos pašarinis augalas (Kummerowia striata), paplitęs rytų Azijoje. atitikmenys: lot. Kummerowia striata angl. annual lespedeza; common lespedeza; Japanese bush clover; Japanese… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • annual lespedeza — paprastoji dryžuolė statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Pupinių šeimos pašarinis augalas (Kummerowia striata), paplitęs rytų Azijoje. atitikmenys: lot. Kummerowia striata angl. annual lespedeza; common lespedeza; Japanese bush clover; Japanese… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • common lespedeza — paprastoji dryžuolė statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Pupinių šeimos pašarinis augalas (Kummerowia striata), paplitęs rytų Azijoje. atitikmenys: lot. Kummerowia striata angl. annual lespedeza; common lespedeza; Japanese bush clover; Japanese… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

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