/ (səˈreɪlɪə) /
any plant of the tropical and subtropical leguminous genus Psoralea, having curly leaves, white or purple flowers, and short one-seeded podsSee breadroot
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Word Origin for psoralea
C19: via New Latin from Greek psōraleos mangy, from psōra mange, an allusion to the glandular dots of the plant
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Example sentences from the Web for psoralea
He appears to have lived chiefly on the Indian-turnip (Psoralea esculenta).Your National Parks|Enos A. Mills
During the day, I had occasionally remarked among the hills the psoralea esculenta, the bread root of the Indians.The Exploring Expedition to the Rocky Mountains, Oregon and California|Brevet Col. J.C. Fremont