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from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A genus of plants including water purslane.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A genus of small herbaceous plants of the polypetalous order Lythrarie√¶ and the tribe Ammannie√¶, known by the very short style and filaments, and the commonly six sepals, six or rarely five petals, and six stamens.


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