milkwort

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noun milk·wort \ˈmilk-ˌwərt, -ˌwȯrt\

Definition of milkwort

  1. :  any of a genus (Polygala of the family Polygalaceae, the milkwort family) of herbs and shrubs often having showy flowers with three sometimes crested petals united below into a tube and an irregular calyx with two petaloid sepals

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1578

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1578


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