papilionaceous

[puh-pil-ee-uh-ney-shuh s]
adjective Botany.
  1. having an irregular corolla shaped somewhat like a butterfly, as the pea and other leguminous plants.
  2. belonging to the family Papilionaceae (Fabaceae), that is often included as part of the Leguminosae.

Origin of papilionaceous

1660–70; < Latin pāpiliōn- (stem of pāpiliō) butterfly + -aceous
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