Definition of Polygala

1. Noun. Type genus of the Polygalaceae: milkwort; senega; snakeroot.

Exact synonyms: Genus Polygala
Generic synonyms: Rosid Dicot Genus
Group relationships: Family Polygalaceae, Milkwort Family, Polygalaceae
Member holonyms: Milkwort



Definition of Polygala

1. n. A genus of bitter herbs or shrubs having eight stamens and a two-celled ovary (as the Seneca snakeroot, the flowering wintergreen, etc.); milkwort.

Definition of Polygala

1. Noun. Any milkwort of the genus ''Polygala'' ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Polygala

1. a flowering plant [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Polygala

polyfoil
polyfoils
polyform
polyformaldehyde
polyforming
polyforms
polyfoto
polyfotos
polyfrob
polyfrobs
polyfructose
polyfunctional
polyfunctionality
polyfunctionalization
polyfunctionalized
polygala
polygalaceous
polygalactia
polygalacturonan
polygalacturonase
polygalacturonases
polygalas
polygalic
polygalic acid
polygalin
polygalins
polygam
polygamian
polygamic

Literary usage of Polygala

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1. How to Know the Wild Flowers: A Guide to the Names, Haunts, and Habits of by Frances Theodora Parsons, Marion Satterlee (1900)
"FRINGED Polygala. Polygala paucifolia. Milkwort Family. ... I must not forget to mention that delicate and lovely flower of May, the fringed polygala. ..."

2. Vegetable Materia Medica of the United States: Or, Medical Botany by William Paul Crillon Barton (1818)
"Polygala seneka. L. Sp. PI. 990. Hot. Mag. t. 1051. Mill. Ph. Diet. ed. vii. t . 5. Repr. in ed. viii. at Art. Polygala. Hort . Kew. iii. 6. Walt. 178. ..."

3. A Manual of the Medical Botany of North America by Laurence Johnson (1884)
"Polygala Senega. petals 3, unequal, the middle (anterior) one larger, ... Polygala Senega Linné.—Seneca Snakeroot, Senega, Seneka. Description. ..."

4. The Gardeners Dictionary: Containing the Methods of Cultivating and ...by Philip Miller by Philip Miller (1735)
"Greater blue Milkwort. The Species are j ». Polygala ; major, alba. Тл- bern. ... CBP Common Milkwort, with a blue Flower. 4. Polygala ; »lía ..."

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