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[kar-uh-gey-nuh, -gah-] /ˌkær əˈgeɪ nə, -ˈgɑ-/
any Asiatic tree or shrub of the genus Caragana, of the pea family, having pinnately compound leaves and mostly yellow flowers, used as hedge plants in the U.S., especially in cold regions.
Origin of caragana
< New Latin, perhaps directly < Mongolian karaγana Siberian pea tree < Turkic Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • If you are near a caragana on a hot fall day, you might hear the seedpods explode, casting their seeds on the surrounding foliage.
  • The leaves are favored by many insects, which results in early defoliation of the caragana shrubs.

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