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Related to polygonum: Polygonum aubertii, Polygonum Baldschuanicum, Polygonum cuspidatum, Polygonum multiflorum

po·lyg·o·num

 (pə-lĭg′ə-nəm)
n.
Any of numerous plants of the genus Polygonum and several closely related genera of the family Polygonaceae, characterized by stems with knotlike joints and sheathing stipules.

[New Latin Polygonum, genus name, from Greek polugonon, knotgrass : polu-, poly- + gonu, knee; see genu- in Indo-European roots.]

polygonum

(pəˈlɪɡənəm)
n
(Plants) 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 feather2
[C18: New Latin, from Greek polugonon knotgrass, from polu- poly- + -gonon, from gonu knee]
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Noun1.polygonum - diverse genus of herbs or woody subshrubs of north temperate regionsPolygonum - diverse genus of herbs or woody subshrubs of north temperate regions
dicot genus, magnoliopsid genus - genus of flowering plants having two cotyledons (embryonic leaves) in the seed which usually appear at germination
buckwheat family, family Polygonaceae, Polygonaceae - a family of plants of order Polygonales chiefly of the north temperate zone; includes the buckwheats
China fleece vine, Polygonum aubertii, Russian vine, silver lace vine - twining perennial vine having racemes of fragrant greenish flowers; western China to Russia
buckwheat, Fagopyrum esculentum, Polygonum fagopyrum - a member of the genus Fagopyrum; annual Asian plant with clusters of small pinkish white flowers and small edible triangular seeds which are used whole or ground into flour
kiss-me-over-the-garden-gate, Polygonum orientale, prince's-feather, prince's-plume, princess feather - annual with broadly ovate leaves and slender drooping spikes of crimson flowers; southeastern Asia and Australia; naturalized in North America
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