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polygonum (pəˈlɪɡənəm Pronunciation for polygonum

Definitions

noun

  1. any polygonaceous plant of the genus Polygonum, having stems with knotlike joints and spikes of small white, green, or pink flowers Also called (obsolete): polygony See also knotgrass, bistort, prince's feather (sense 2)

Word Origin

C18: New Latin, from Greek polugonon knotgrass, from polu- poly- + -gonon, from gonu knee

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