CrotalariaCrot`a*la"ri*a\ (kr?t`?-l?"r?-? or kr?`t?-l?"r?-A), n. [NL. See Crotalum.] (Bot.) A genus of leguminous plants; rattlebox. Note: Crotalaria juncea furnishes the fiber called sunn or Bombay hemp.
|any of various plants of the genus Crotalaria having inflated pods within which the seeds rattle; used for pasture and green-manure crops|