: a small genus of herbs (family Caryophyllaceae) of temperate and warm regions having small white cymose flowers with 5-keeled sepals and 3 to 5 stamens

Word History


New Latin, from Greek polykarpon, a plant, from neuter of polykarpos fruitful, from poly- + -karpos fruit

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“Polycarpon.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Polycarpon. Accessed 23 Apr. 2024.

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