Definitions

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  • noun Any of the genus Polemonium of gamopetalous perennial herbs.

Etymologies

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From the genus name.

Examples

  • The pretty pinnate leaves of the blue-flowered polemonium are sufficient explanation for the common name Jacobs-ladder, even though that name does not properly belong to our species.

    Some Spring Days in Iowa

  • One of the most attractive and beautiful of these alpine flowers is the blue honeysuckle or polemonium, about an inch in height.

    Wild Life on the Rockies

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