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
plural -s : any plant of the genus Polygonatum

Word History


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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“Polygonatum.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/polygonatum. Accessed 22 May. 2024.

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