from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- proper n. The type genus of the Gentianaceae; it is a genus of herbs nearly cosmopolitan in cool temperate regions; in some classifications it includes the genera Gentianopsis and Gentianella.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A genus of plants, the type of the order Gentianaceæ.
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- n. type genus of the Gentianaceae; cosmopolitan genus of herbs nearly cosmopolitan in cool temperate regions; in some classifications includes genera Gentianopsis and Gentianella
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