laburnum

[ luh-bur-nuh m ]
/ 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.

Nearby words

  1. labrocyte,
  2. labroid,
  3. labrum,
  4. labrusca,
  5. labuan,
  6. labyrinth,
  7. labyrinth fish,
  8. labyrinthectomy,
  9. labyrinthine,
  10. labyrinthine angiospasm

Origin of laburnum

1570–80; < New Latin, Latin

Also called golden chain.

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British Dictionary definitions for laburnums

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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Word Origin and History for laburnums

laburnum

n.

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

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