One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A leguminous shrub or small tree native to central Asia and Siberia, widely planted as an ornamental.
Genus Caragana, family Leguminosae: several species, including the pea tree of Siberia
- ‘You don't need or want to know the detailed play-by-play, just that my ‘holiday’ Monday consisted basically of getting drunk and stoned in the sunshine and rolling an old bicycle off my friend's roof and into the caragana hedge.’
- ‘The caragana bushes would flower along the sidewalks; buildings would be painted the morning after a happy event.’
Modern Latin, of Turkic origin.
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