genus Rumex

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Noun1.genus Rumex - docks: coarse herbs and shrubs mainly native to north temperate regionsgenus Rumex - docks: coarse herbs and shrubs mainly native to 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
sour grass, dock, sorrel - any of certain coarse weedy plants with long taproots, sometimes used as table greens or in folk medicine
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The literature survey revealed the presence of many medicinally important compounds in the genus Rumex. Anti-inflammatory compounds[24] and seven known phenolic compounds were found in the roots of Rumex patientia which possess cytotoxic effects and radical scavenging properties [25].
And why should it not be more relevant to know that sorrel is, as the concise OED tells us, "one or other of certain small perennial plants belonging to the genus Rumex, characterized by a sour taste?" One suspects the whole thing of being some sort of convoluted joke along the lines of Eliot's infamous notes to The Waste Land.