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from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A genus of plants of the family Plumbaginaceæ, commonly called sea-pink or thrift. They are small perennial herbs, with rosettes of narrow, evergreen leaves on the ground. The species are much confused. They are used chiefly for border-planting in the open.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun a genus of shrubby or herbaceous low-growing evergreen perennials.

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  • proper noun A taxonomic genus within the family Plumbaginaceae — the thrift plants.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun shrubby or herbaceous low-growing evergreen perennials

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