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(Plants) any tree or shrub of the leguminous genus Cercis, which includes the redbud and Judas tree
[C19: New Latin, from Greek kerkis weaver's shuttle, Judas tree]
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|Noun||1.||Cercis - deciduous shrubs and trees of eastern Asia, southern Europe and the United States|
rosid dicot genus - a genus of dicotyledonous plants
Papilionoideae, subfamily Papilionoideae - alternative name used in some classification systems for the family Papilionaceae
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