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from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A genus of small rubiaceous herbs, having tetramerous salveform blue or white flower. There are about twenty species, natives of North America. Also, a plant of this genus.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A genus of dicotyledonous gamopetalous plants, belonging to the natural order Rubiaceæ, tribe Hedyotideæ.

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