from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A genus of plants including the milkweed, swallowwort, and some other species having medicinal properties.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A large genus of North American herbs, natural order Asclepiadaceœ, popularly known as milkweed or silkweed.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. genus of chiefly North American perennial herbs: silkweed; milkweed
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