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laburnum

[ luh-bur-nuhm ]
/ ləˈbɜr nəm /
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noun

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.

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Also called golden chain.

Origin of laburnum

1570–80; <New Latin, Latin
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British Dictionary definitions for laburnum

laburnum
/ (ləˈbɜːnəm) /

noun

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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