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|Noun||1.||genus Valeriana - genus of widely distributed perennial herbs and some shrubs|
asterid dicot genus - genus of more or less advanced dicotyledonous herbs and some trees and shrubs
family Valerianaceae, valerian family, Valerianaceae - genus of mostly herbs having a characteristic fetid odor
valerian - a plant of the genus Valeriana having lobed or dissected leaves and cymose white or pink flowers