from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. On the island of Guam, the name applied to burweeds, especially to the dogsfoot-weed, Urena smuata, a half-shrubby plant belonging to the mallow family, with deeply lobed palmate leaves having a nectar-gland on the lower surface of the midrib, and small rose-purple flowers; and to species of Triumfetta, belonging to the linden family, with cordate or 3-lobed leaves and cymes of small yellow flowers.


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