Definitions for: Rattlebox


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



Webster (1913) 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.

Synonyms: crotalaria

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


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