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from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A genus of plants of the natural order Asclepiadeæ, the milkweed family, type of the tribe Marsdenieæ.

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

  • proper noun (Bot.) A genus of plants of the Milkweed family, mostly woody climbers with fragrant flowers, several species of which furnish valuable fiber, and one species (Marsdenia tinctoria) affords indigo.

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