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(Plants) a member of a genus of flowering plants which have a square stem and are known as figworts
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|Noun||1.||Scrophularia - type genus of Scrophulariaceae; named for the plants' supposed ability to cure scrofula: figworts|
asterid dicot genus - genus of more or less advanced dicotyledonous herbs and some trees and shrubs
family Scrophulariaceae, figwort family, foxglove family, Scrophulariaceae - a family of dicotyledonous plants of the order Polemoniales; includes figwort and snapdragon and foxglove and toadflax and speedwell and mullein; in some classifications placed in the order Scrophulariales
figwort - any of numerous tall coarse woodland plants of the genus Scrophularia