Golden-chain

golden chain

noun
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laburnum

[luh-bur-nuhm]
noun
any of several small trees belonging to the genus Laburnum, of the legume family, having elongated clusters of pendulous yellow flowers, especially L. alpinum, the Scotch laburnum.
Also called golden chain.


Origin:
1570–80; < Neo-Latin, Latin

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golden chain
 
n
another name for laburnum

laburnum (ləˈbɜːnəm)
 
n
any leguminous tree or shrub of the Eurasian genus Laburnum, having clusters of yellow drooping flowers: all parts of the plant are poisonous
 
[C16: New Latin, from Latin]

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