1. Genista

noun. chiefly deciduous shrubs or small trees of Mediterranean area and western Asia: broom.


  • Genista anglica
  • Spanish gorse
  • Papilionoideae
  • Genista hispanica
  • greenweed
  • dyer's-broom
  • rosid dicot genus
  • broom tree
  • whin
  • petty whin
  • dyeweed
  • Genista tinctoria
  • subfamily Papilionoideae
  • genus Genista
  • dyer's greenweed
  • woodwaxen
  • woadwaxen
  • Spanish broom

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Sentences with genista

1. Noun, singular or mass
The genista caterpillar has a light brown or green body with raised black and white spots and white hairs.

2. Adjective
Genista is the common name for the broom plant, and genista caterpillars are commonly found on those plants.