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[New Latin Lespedeza, genus name, after V.M. de Céspedez (misread as Léspedez; fl. 1785), Spanish governor of Florida.]
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(Plants) any of various herbs or shrubs of the genus Lespedeza of the family Leguminosae, which have white, purple or pink flowers, and which are native to Australia, Asia and North America
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(ˌlɛs pɪˈdi zə)

n., pl. -zas.
any shrub or herb belonging to the genus Lespedeza, of the legume family, having trifoliolate leaves, grown esp. for forage.
[< New Latin (1803), after V. M. de Zespedez (misread as Lespedez), 18th-century Spanish governor of East Florida]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.lespedeza - shrubby or herbaceous plants widely used for forage, soil improvement, and especially hay in southern United Stateslespedeza - shrubby or herbaceous plants widely used for forage, soil improvement, and especially hay in southern United States
genus Lespedeza - genus of shrubs or herbs of tropical Asia and Australia and the eastern United States
bicolor lespediza, ezo-yama-hagi, Lespedeza bicolor - Asian shrub having conspicuous racemose rose-purple flowers widely used as an ornamental and in erosion control and as a source of feed for wild birds
jap clover, japan clover, japanese clover, Lespedeza striata - an annual of tropical Asia naturalized in United States
Korean lespedeza, Lespedeza stipulacea - annual native to Korea but widely cultivated for forage and hay in hot dry regions
Lespedeza cuneata, Lespedeza sericea, sericea lespedeza - perennial widely planted as for forage and as hay crop especially on poor land
ligneous plant, woody plant - a plant having hard lignified tissues or woody parts especially stems
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Other recent studies from remnant and restored prairies in the Carolinas have indicated the prevalence of exotics, including the highly invasive Lespedeza cuneata (Dumont-Cours.) G.
Diet qualities were varied by mixing the roughage with any one of two protein sources: cottonseed meal and Lespedeza (LSP) (Table 1) in a completely randomised design.
Extracted from Lespedeza capitata, the material contains glycosylated flavonoids that are directly involved in circadian clock maintenance, according to the company.
Legumes such as alfalfa, clover, perennial peanut hay, and lespedeza all generally have higher levels of protein than grasses such as orchardgrass or timothy.
Angora goats received the condensed tannin-containing forage Sericea lespedeza (17.7 %) or a mixture of crabgrass (Digitaria ischaemum) and Kentucky 31 tall fescue (Festuca arundinacea).
The vegetation in reference soils were comprised of the plant material used to originally reclaim the site, which was predominately tall fescue (Festuca arundinacea), Kentucky blue grass (Poa pratensis), and Chinese lespedeza (Lespedeza cuneata).
Sun, "Influence of steaming explosion time on the physic-chemical properties of cellulose from Lespedeza stalks (Lespedeza crytobotrya)," Bioresource Technology, vol.
Zimmerman to thresh lespedeza. There was no advance warning of the impending disaster.
This public land is a huge expanse of open country consisting of lespedeza and dotted with clumps of sumac and Russian olive.
Isolation and characterization of the heavy metal resistant bacteria CCNWRS3 3-2 isolated fromroot nodule of Lespedeza cuneata in gold mine tailings in China.
Comstock, "Biometrical studies of yield in segregating populations of korean lespedeza," Agronomy Journal, vol.