psoralea

noun
  1. any plant of the tropical and subtropical leguminous genus Psoralea, having curly leaves, white or purple flowers, and short one-seeded podsSee breadroot

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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