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  3  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Polygonaceous  \Pol`y*go*na"ceous\,  a.  [See  {Polygonum}.]  (Bot.) 
  Of  or  pertaining  to  a  natural  order  of  apetalous  plants 
  ({Polygonace[ae]}),  of  which  the  knotweeds  (species  of 
  {Polygonum})  are  the  type  and  which  includes  also  the  docks 
  ({Rumex}),  the  buckwheat,  rhubarb,  sea  grape  ({Coccoloba}), 
  and  several  other  genera. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Polygonum  \Po*lyg"o*num\,  n.  [NL.,  fr  Gr  ?  a  kind  of  plant; 
  poly`s  many  +  go`ny  the  knee,  a  joint  of  a  plant.  So  called 
  in  allusion  to  the  numerous  joints.]  (Bot.) 
  A  genus  of  plants  embracing  a  large  number  of  species, 
  including  bistort,  knotweed,  smartweed,  etc 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  :  diverse  genus  of  herbs  or  woody  subshrubs  of  north  temperate 
  regions  [syn:  {Polygonum},  {genus  Polygonum}] 

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