polygonatum

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

Definition of polygonatum 

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 plural -s : any plant of the genus Polygonatum

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History and Etymology for 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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