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Laburnum (family Leguminosae) A genus of trees that have trifoliate leaves and leafless, pendulous racemes of yellow, pea-like flowers. The fruits are rounded pods containing poisonous seeds. They are cultivated for ornament. There are 2 species, native to southern Europe.

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laburnum Any of several Eurasian shrubs and small trees of the genus Laburnum, especially the common Laburnum, L.anagyroides, which has drooping clusters of bright yellow flowers. It bears pods, each of which contains round, black, poisonous seeds. Family Fabaceae/Leguminosae.

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laburnum XVI — L., prob. of foreign orig.