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from The Century Dictionary.

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

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

  • proper noun (Bot.) An American genus of perennial herbs with delicate blossoms; -- sometimes called spring beauty.

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  • proper noun A taxonomic genus within the family Portulacaceaespring beauty.

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

  • noun 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

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