genista

[juh-nis-tuh]
noun
  1. any plant belonging to the genus Genista, of the legume family, having showy flowers and including many species of broom.
  2. a related plant, Cytisus canariensis, of the Canary Islands, having loose clusters of fragrant yellow flowers.

Origin of genista

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