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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Rattlebox  \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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Crotalaria  \Crot`a*la"ri*a\  (kr?t`?-l?"r?-?  or  kr?`t?-l?"r?-A), 
  n.  [NL.  See  {Crotalum}.]  (Bot.) 
  A  genus  of  leguminous  plants;  rattlebox. 
 
  Note:  {Crotalaria  juncea}  furnishes  the  fiber  called  sunn  or 
  Bombay  hemp. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  crotalaria 
  n  :  any  of  various  plants  of  the  genus  Crotalaria  having 
  inflated  pods  within  which  the  seeds  rattle;  used  for 
  pasture  and  green-manure  crops  [syn:  {rattlebox}] 




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