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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A genus of polygonaceous plants, type of the tribe Kœnigicæ,being delicate dwarf herbs with hyaline bracts, small obovate entire leaves, and minute flowers, chiefly fascicled among the upper leaves, the lobes of the perianth and stamens generally three. Two very closely allied species, perhaps only varieties of one, occur, the one widely distributed throughout the arctic and subarctic regions, the other confined to the Himalaya mountains.

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