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laburnum (ləbûr´nəm) or golden chain, small tree (Laburnum anagyroides) of the family Leguminosae (pulse family) with decorative dark green leaves and sprays of bright yellow flowers. It is native to Europe, where, as in America, it is widely grown for ornament. The leaves and seeds are poisonous to cattle. The durable and hard heartwood takes a high polish; it is used in cabinetwork for inlays. The laburnum is also called the bean tree. Laburnum is classified in the division Magnoliophyta, class Magnoliopsida, order Rosales, family Leguminosae.

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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 (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 XVI — L., prob. of foreign orig.

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