AspalathusAs*pal"a*thus\, n. [L. aspalathus, Gr. ?.] (Bot.) (a) A thorny shrub yielding a fragrant oil. --Ecclus. xxiv. 15. (b) A genus of plants of the natural order Leguminos[ae]. The species are chiefly natives of the Cape of Good Hope.
|genus of South African heathlike shrubs|