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from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A genus of plants consisting of one species; a dwarf creeping mat-forming evergreen herb.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An old name applied by Dioscorides and Pliny to the pellitory, Parietaria, to a sort of thistle”, Atractylis gummifera, and to the bindweed, Convolvulus arvensis.
  • n. 2 (helk-sī′ nē). A genus established by Requien for a plant confined to Corsica and Sardinia, which differs botanically from Parietaria only by its one-flowered involucre. It is regarded by many botanists as a species of Parietaria (P. Soleiroldii).

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

  • n. one species; a dwarf creeping mat-forming evergreen herb

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  • Soleirolia soleirolii, a creeping, perennial herb of the family Urticaceæ, native to Corsica and Sardinia.

    August 4, 2009