polygonatum

noun poly·gon·a·tum \ˌpälēˈgänətəm, -lə̇ˈg-\

Definition of polygonatum

  1. 1 capitalized :  a genus of herbs (family Liliaceae) of the north temperate zone having erect or arching stems, entire leaves, axillary tubular flowers often in pairs, and globular black or blue berries

  2. 2 plural -s :  any plant of the genus Polygonatum

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Origin and Etymology of polygonatum

New Latin, from Latin polygonaton sealwort, from Greek polygonaton, from neuter of polygonatos having many joints, from poly- + gonat-, gony knee


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