from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Any of various plants of the genus Thalictrum, having compound leaves and clusters of small white, yellowish, or purplish apetalous flowers.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. a delicate early plant, of the genus Thalictrum, having compound leaves and numerous white flowers. There are many species.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Any plant of the genus Thalictrum, especially the Old World species T. flavum.

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

  • n. any of various herbs of the genus Thalictrum; sometimes rhizomatous or tuberous perennials found in damp shady places and meadows or stream banks; have lacy foliage and clouds of small purple or yellow flowers


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