from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A genus of gamopetalous herbs or small shrubs, of the order Selaginaceæ, including a dozen species of the Mediterranean region.
  • noun A genus of mollusks.


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  • The softly shaded stars of globularia, the blue cups of nemophila, the yellow crosses of saponaria, the white and purple ones of sweet rocket, wove patches of rich tapestry, stretching onward and onward, a fabric of royal luxury, so that the young couple might enjoy the delights of that first walk together without fatigue.

    La faute de l'Abbe Mouret


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