Rat"tle*box` (?), n.

1.

A toy that makes a rattle sound; a rattle.

2. Bot. (a)

An American herb (Crotalaria sagittalis), the seeds of which, when ripe, rattle in the inflated pod.

(b)

Any species of Crotalaria, a genus of yellow-flowered herbs, with inflated, many-seeded pods.

 

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