from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A genus of North American herbs: columbo; it includes some species sometimes placed in the genus Swertia.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A North American genus of gentianaceous plants, having a single erect stem from a mostly biennial thick bitter root, and numerous usually dull-white flowers.
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- n. genus of North American herbs: columbo; includes some species sometimes placed in genus Swertia
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Frasera speciosa, white-stemmed (= albicaulis) frasera occupies a different habitat.