from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. a cosmopolitan genus of plants, including some of the loosestrifes, found in damp or swampy terrain having usually yellow flowers; they are inclined to be invasive.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A large genus of dicotyledonous gamopetalous plants, belonging to the natural order Primulaceæ, the primrose family, and to the tribe Lysimachieæ, characterized by a capsule which opens longitudinally, a 5- or 6-parted corolla which is longer than the calyx, and stamens affixed to the base of the corolla.
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- n. loosestrife: a cosmopolitan genus found in damp or swampy terrain having usually yellow flowers; inclined to be invasive
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