from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An Old World marsh plant (Lythrum salicaria) having long spikes of purple flowers. It has become naturalized in the United States and is frequently treated as a noxious weed.
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- n. a semi-aquatic herbaceous plant, Lythrum salicaria, having long spikes of purple flowers
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- n. marsh herb with a long spike of purple flowers; originally of Europe but now rampant in eastern United States
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