Found 2 items, similar to Tephrosia Virginiana.
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Definition: Tephrosia virginiana
n : perennial subshrub of eastern North America having downy
leaves yellowish and rose flowers and; source of rotenone
, goat's rue
, wild sweet pea
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Definition: Tephrosia Virginiana
(g[=o]t), n. [OE goot, got, gat, AS. g[=a]t; akin to
D. geit, OHG. geiz, G. geiss, Icel. geit, Sw. get, Dan. ged,
Goth. gaits, L. haedus a young goat, kid.] (Zo["o]l.)
A hollow-horned ruminant of the genus Capra
, of several
species and varieties, esp. the domestic goat (Capra hircus
), which is raised for its milk, flesh, and skin.
Note: The Cashmere and Angora varieties of the goat have
long, silky hair, used in the manufacture of textile
fabrics. The wild or bezoar goat (Capra [ae]gagrus
of Asia Minor, noted for the bezoar stones found in its
stomach, is supposed to be one of the ancestral species
of the domestic goat. The Rocky Mountain goat
) is more nearly related to the
antelopes. See Mazame
(Zo["o]l), one of several species of
antelopes, which in some respects resemble a goat, having
recurved horns, a stout body, large hoofs, and a short,
flat tail, as the goral, thar, mazame, and chikara.
(Bot.), the wild fig.
(a) A place for keeping goats.
(b) A brothel. [Obs.]
(Zo["o]l.), any moth of the genus Cossus
the large European species (Cossus ligniperda
larva of which burrows in oak and willow trees, and
requires three years to mature. It exhales an odor like
that of the he-goat.
(Bot.), a scrophulariaceous plant, of the genus
(Bot.), a poisonous plant (Aconitum Lucoctonum
), bearing pale yellow flowers, introduced from
Switzerland into England; wolfsbane.
(Bot.), a kind of wood sorrel (Oxalis caprina
) growing at the Cape of Good Hope.
(Bot.), a leguminous plant (Galega officinalis
of Europe, or Tephrosia Virginiana
in the United
(Bot.), a thorny leguminous plant (Astragalus Tragacanthus
), found in the Levant.
(Bot.), the genus Tragopyrum