from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A genus of plants including water purslane.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A genus of small herbaceous plants of the polypetalous order Lythrarieæ and the tribe Ammannieæ, known by the very short style and filaments, and the commonly six sepals, six or rarely five petals, and six stamens.
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