Pa*pil`io*na"ceous (?), a.

1.

Resembling the butterfly.

2. Bot. (a)

Having a winged corolla somewhat resembling a butterfly, as in the blossoms of the bean and pea.

(b)

Belonging to that suborder of leguminous plants (Papilionaceae) which includes the bean, pea, vetch, clover, and locust.

 

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