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  • proper n. A taxonomic genus within the family Portulacaceae — spring beauty.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • proper n. An American genus of perennial herbs with delicate blossoms; -- sometimes called spring beauty.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A genus of low herbs, natural order Portulacaceœ, of about 20 species belonging to temperate North America and northeastern Asia, mostly perennial.

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

  • n. genus of mainly North American succulent herbs with white or pink flowers usually in terminal racemes

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New Latin, from Clayton + Latin -ia (Wiktionary)

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