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from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a large genus of low-growing herbs; widespread throughout tropical and warm temperate regions having usually basal leaves and panicles of purplish ephemeral flowers.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An untenable name for Baitaria, a genus of plants of the family Portulacaceæ.

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

  • n. large genus of low-growing herbs; widespread throughout tropical and warm temperate regions having usually basal leaves and panicles of purplish ephemeral flowers

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