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Meaning of RATTLEBOX

Pronunciation:  'ratul`bâks

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  any of various plants of the genus Crotalaria having inflated pods within which the seeds rattle; used for pasture and green-manure crops
 

RATTLEBOX is a 9 letter word that starts with R.

 

 Synonyms: crotalaria
 
 See Also: American rattlebox, Crotalaria sagitallis, Crotalaria spectabilis, genus Crotalaria, herb, herbaceous plant, Indian rattlebox

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\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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