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from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Of or pertaining to a family of apetalous plants, Polygonaceae, of which the knotweeds of the genus Polygonum are the type, and which includes also the docks of the genus Rumex, the buckwheat, rhubarb, sea grape of the genus Coccoloba, and several other genera.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of or pertaining to a natural order of apetalous plants (PolygonaceƦ), of which the knotweeds (species of Polygonum) are the type, and which includes also the docks (Rumex), the buckwheat, rhubarb, sea grape (Coccoloba), and several other genera.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In botany, like or belonging to the PolygonaceƦ.

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See polygonum (Wiktionary)

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