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- n. A mystic symbol in the form of a hexagram.
- n. Any flowering plant of the genus Polygonatum.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. a perennial liliaceous plant of the genus Polygonatum, having simple erect or curving stems rising from thick and knotted rootstocks, and with white or greenish nodding flowers. The commonest European species is Polygonatum multiflorum. P. biflorum and P. giganteum are common in the Eastern United States. See Illust. of Rootstock.
- A mystic symbol consisting of two interlaced triangles forming a star with six points, often with one triangle dark and one light, symbolic of the union of soul and body. It is shaped identically to the hexagram and Star of David, distinguished only in its usage.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A plant of the genus Polygonatum.
- n. A symbol formed of two triangles interlaced or superposed, presenting a six-rayed figure, Compare pentacle.
- n. See Maianthemum.
- n. In Tasmania, the turquoise-berry, Drymophila cyanocarpa. See turquoise-berry.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a six-pointed star formed from two equilateral triangles; an emblem symbolizing Judaism
- n. any of several plants of the genus Polygonatum having paired drooping yellowish-green flowers and a thick rootstock with scars shaped like Solomon's seal
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The apothecary would rearrange his bottles, moving the powdered mandrake root to the place where the tinctures of Solomon's seal and milkwort had stood.