Papilionaceous

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papilionaceous

1. Resembling the butterfly.

2. (Science: botany) Having a winged corolla somewhat resembling a butterfly, as in the blossoms of the bean and pea. Belonging to that suborder of leguminous plants (Papilionaceae) which includes the bean, pea, vetch, clover, and locust.