Definitions for: Crotalaria


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



Webster (1913) Definition: 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.

Synonyms: rattlebox

See Also: American rattlebox, Crotalaria sagitallis, Crotalaria spectabilis, genus Crotalaria, herb, herbaceous plant, Indian rattlebox

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