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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A genus of plants, natural order Hemodorace√¶, natives of the eastern United States, chiefly from New Jersey southward.

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  • n. small genus of bitter-rooted herbs of eastern North America and Asia; sometimes placed in family Melanthiaceae

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  • But I believe as soon as the flower is advanced the new bulbs may be seen on dissection, nor does the annual increase of the size of the root of cyclamen and of aletris capensis militate against this annual renewal of them, since the leaf - bulbs or off-sets, as described above, are increased in size as they are annually renewed.

    The Botanic Garden A Poem in Two Parts. Part 1: the Economy of Vegetation

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