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(Plants) any herbaceous plant or small shrub of the polygalaceous genus Polygala. See also milkwort
[C18: New Latin, from Greek polugalon, from poly- + gala milk]
any of numerous plants or shrubs of the genus Polygala, having flowers with winged petals.
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|Noun||1.||Polygala - type genus of the Polygalaceae: milkwort; senega; snakeroot|
rosid dicot genus - a genus of dicotyledonous plants
family Polygalaceae, milkwort family, Polygalaceae - trees, shrubs, and herbs widely distributed throughout both hemispheres
milkwort - any of various plants of the genus Polygala