laburnum(redirected from Golden chaintree)
Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia.
Any of several poisonous trees or shrubs of the genus Laburnum of the pea family, especially L. anagyroides, which is cultivated for its drooping clusters of yellow flowers.
[New Latin Laburnum, genus name, from Latin laburnum, broad-leaved bean-trefoil, perhaps of Etruscan origin.]
(Plants) 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]
any poisonous tree or shrub of the genus Laburnum, of the legume family, with drooping clusters of bright yellow flowers.
[1570–80; < New Latin, Latin]
Switch to new thesaurus
|Noun||1.||Laburnum - flowering shrubs or trees having bright yellow flowers; all parts of the plant are poisonous|
rosid dicot genus - a genus of dicotyledonous plants
Papilionoideae, subfamily Papilionoideae - alternative name used in some classification systems for the family Papilionaceae
Alpine golden chain, Laburnum alpinum, Scotch laburnum - an ornamental shrub or tree of the genus Laburnum