from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A genus of polypetalous plants of the order Capparideæ and tribe Cleomæ, distinguished by its short receptacle, four entire petals, eight or more free stamens, and numerous reniform seeds in a long two-valved pod.
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- n. widely distributed herbs having palmate leaves and creamy white to or pink to magenta flowers with many stamens of unequal length
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