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genista

[ juh-nis-tuh ]
/ dʒəˈnɪs tə /
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noun

any plant belonging to the genus Genista, of the legume family, having showy flowers and including many species of broom.
a related plant, Cytisus canariensis, of the Canary Islands, having loose clusters of fragrant yellow flowers.

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Origin of genista

1615–25; <New Latin, Latin: the broomplant
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