crotalaria

Crotalaria

Crot`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.
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crotalaria

noun
any of various plants of the genus Crotalaria having inflated pods within which the seeds rattle; used for pasture and green-manure crops 
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