from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A genus of polypetalous plants of the order Lineæ, or flax family, and tribe Eulineæ, distinguished from the nearly related genus Linum (flax) by its complete numerical symmetry in fours (instead of fives), having four toothed sepals, four twisted petals, four distinct stamens, a four-celled ovary, four styles, and an eight-celled, eight-seeded capsule.


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