from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A genus of herbaceous plants, the milkworts, type of the order Polygaleæ characterized by the great enlargement of the two petaloid inner sepals of its irregular calyx, and by its eight anthers, its twocelled compressed roundish capsule, and its three small petals united into a tube, and often augmented by a lobed crest at the top.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun A genus of bitter herbs or shrubs having eight stamens and a two-celled ovary (as the Seneca snakeroot, the flowering wintergreen, etc.); milkwort.
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- proper noun A taxonomic
genuswithin the family Polygalaceae— bitter herbsor shrubshaving eight stamensand a two- celled ovary; snakeroot, wintergreen, milkwort.
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- noun type genus of the Polygalaceae: milkwort; senega; snakeroot
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Trees in other families include Lophanthera lactescens and Polygala scleroxylon, a tree with very hard and heavy wood, as well as Joannesia heveoides, Manilkara excelsa, and Duckeodendron cestroides.
Common woody species are white milkwood (Sideroxylon inerme), dune kokotree (Maytenus procumbens), and Septemberbush (Polygala myrtifolia).
The ecoregion hosts an outstanding plant diversity, including a significant number of Alpine species – i.e. Gentiana dinarica, G. nivalis, Androsace alpina, Polygala chamaebuxus, Saxifraga oppositifolia, Ranunculus seguieri, Carlina acaulis.
Some people feel that the ashes from burnt goat and cattle dung or from burning certain local trees are particularly effective. 63 Sand mixed with the seed coats of Polygala butracea or with the leaves and husks of Cassia nigricans provided good protection of cowpeas stored in locally made clay jars in northern Togo. 64
About this place Cnicus and Arundinaria occur, and a small Santalaceous or Olacineous plant, with the habit of a Polygala.
Polygala occurs at 3,000 feet and continues higher.
Myrica, Rhus, Sedgwickia, Polygala, Galium: and a beautiful very fragrant climbing Composita.
Quercus callicarpifolius appeared soon after, with Polygala linearis, Scitamineae are common in the valley.
In the fields Polygala occurred with a Galium; the most common plant being a Sinapis found at Dadur: some _Bheir_ trees also occur here; a few Compositae, Labiatae, and Cruciferae, similar to those at Abigoom, are also found: the novelties were _Peganum_ which continues throughout the pass, Hyoscyamoid, and one or two Compositae; while in water-courses close to it the first dripping rocks occurred covered with
In addition a Polygala, a Crucifera with bracteae and white flowers, an