from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of various plants of the genus Polygala, having variously colored, irregular flowers with two petaloid sepals.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Any of more than 500 species of flowering plants of the genus Polygala that are used as a food source by the larvae of some members of the Lepidoptra species.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A genus of plants (Polygala) of many species. The common European Polygala vulgaris was supposed to have the power of producing a flow of milk in nurses.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A plant of the genus Polygala, formerly imagined to increase the milk of nurses.
- n. A seaside plant, Glaux maritima, with the same supposed property. Also called sea-milkwort.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. any of various plants of the genus Polygala
From the belief that it increases human lactation.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)