laburnum

[luh-bur-nuh m]
noun
  1. any of several small trees belonging to the genus Laburnum, of the legume family, having elongated clusters of pendulous yellow flowers, especially L. alpinum, the Scotch laburnum.

Origin of laburnum

1570–80; < New Latin, Latin
Also called golden chain.
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laburnum

noun
  1. any leguminous tree or shrub of the Eurasian genus Laburnum, having clusters of yellow drooping flowers: all parts of the plant are poisonous

Word Origin for laburnum

C16: New Latin, from Latin
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Word Origin and History for laburnum
n.

1570s, from Latin laburnum (Pliny), of unknown origin; perhaps from Etruscan.

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