noun Etymology: New Latin, irregular from V. M. de Zespedes fl1785 Spanish governor of East Florida Date: 1884 any of a genus (Lespedeza) of herbaceous or shrubby plants of the legume family including some widely used for forage, soil improvement, and hay

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  • lespedeza — n. Any shrubby or herbaceous plant of the genus {Lespedeza}, widely used for forage, soil improvement, and especially hay in the Southern U.S. Syn: bush clover. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • lespedeza — ☆ lespedeza [les΄pə dē′zə ] n. [ModL Lespedeza, erroneously for * Zespedesa, after V. M. de Zespedes, 18th c. Sp governor of E Florida] any of a genus (Lespedeza) of annual or perennial plants of the pea family, cultivated for forage, hay, soil… …   English World dictionary

  • Lespedēza — (L. Mich.); Pflanzengattung aus der Familie der Papilionaceae Hedysareae, Diadelphie, Dekandrie L., benannt nach Lespedeza, ehemaligem Gouverneur von Florida; Arten in Nordamerika, China, Sibirien …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Lespedeza —   Lespedeza …   Wikipedia Español

  • Lespedeza — Taxobox name = Lespedeza image width = 240px image caption = Lespedeza bicolor regnum = Plantae divisio = Magnoliophyta classis = Magnoliopsida ordo = Fabales familia = Fabaceae subfamilia = Faboideae tribus = Desmodieae genus = Lespedeza… …   Wikipedia

  • 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

  • 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 — ID 46729 Symbol Key LESPE Common Name lespedeza Family Fabaceae Category Dicot Division Magnoliophyta US Nativity N/A US/NA Plant Yes State Distribution AL, AR, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, HI, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, NC, NE,… …   USDA Plant Characteristics

  • lespedeza — korėjinė dryžuolė statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Pupinių šeimos pašarinis augalas (Kummerowia stipulacea), paplitęs rytų Azijoje. atitikmenys: lot. Kummerowia stipulacea angl. Korean bush clover; Korean lespedeza; lespedeza šaltinis… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • lespedeza — noun Any of many leguminous plants, of the genus Lespedeza, including bush clover …   Wiktionary

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