1. [ noun ] (botany) tree of the genus Catalpa with large leaves and white flowers followed by long slender pods
Synonyms: catalpa
Related terms: bean_tree Catalpa_bignioides Catalpa_speciosa genus_Catalpa
2. [ noun ] (botany) perennial twining vine of Old World tropics having trifoliate leaves and racemes of fragrant purple pealike flowers followed by maroon pods of edible seeds; grown as an ornamental or vegetable on the Indian subcontinent;sometimes placed in genus Dolichos
Synonyms: bonavist Egyptian_bean Lablab_purpureus Dolichos_lablab hyacinth_bean
Related terms: vine Lablab
Similar spelling:   Indian_Ocean