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rat·tle·box

 (răt′l-bŏks′)
n.
Any of various plants of the genus Crotalaria of the pea family, having inflated pods containing seeds that rattle when the stem is moved.

rattlebox

(ˈrætəlˌbɒks)
n
(Plants) any of various tropical and subtropical leguminous plants that have inflated pods within which the seeds rattle
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Noun1.rattlebox - any of various plants of the genus Crotalaria having inflated pods within which the seeds rattlerattlebox - any of various plants of the genus Crotalaria having inflated pods within which the seeds rattle; used for pasture and green-manure crops
herb, herbaceous plant - a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests
genus Crotalaria - large genus of herbs with simple leaves and racemes of yellow flowers; mainly of tropical Africa
American rattlebox, Crotalaria sagitallis - tropical American annual herb having an inflated pod in which the ripe seeds rattle
Crotalaria spectabilis, Indian rattlebox - erect subshrub having purple-tinted flowers and an inflated pod in which the ripe seeds rattle; India
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