Definitions

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  • n. A European species of loosestrife (Lysimachia vulgaris).
  • n. Any kind of Polygonum with willow-like foliage.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A European species of loosestrife (Lysimachia vulgaris).
  • n. Any kind of Polygonum with willowlike foliage.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One of various species of Polygonum, or knotweed, as P. amphibium, P. Persicaria, or P. lapathifolium.
  • n. The purple loosestrife, Lythrum Salicaria.

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Examples

  • All about grew tall, fruiting grasses, and many a bright flower; clusters of pink willow-weed, patches of yellow ragwort, the perfumed meadowsweet, and, amid bracken and bramble, the purple shining of a great campanula.

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