Origin of papilionaceous
Words nearby papilionaceous
How to use papilionaceous in a sentence
Astragalus, a genus of papilionaceous plants, herbaceous or shrubby, and often spiny.
We now pass to the large order of Leguminous plants, characterised by their stipuled leaves, and irregular papilionaceous flowers.The Sea Shore|William S. Furneaux
Papilionaceous flowers are almost dead floorers to me, and I cannot experimentise, as castration alone often produces sterility.More Letters of Charles Darwin Volume II|Charles Darwin
It does not belong to the solanaceous, but to the papilionaceous or pea family, and its flowers have a delightful fragrance.
A central dorsal ridge, like the keel of a boat; the two anterior united petals of a papilionaceous flower.