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Related to polygonum: Polygonum aubertii, Polygonum Baldschuanicum, Polygonum cuspidatum, Polygonum multiflorum
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.]
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[C18: New Latin, from Greek polugonon knotgrass, from polu- poly- + -gonon, from gonu knee]
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|Noun||1.||Polygonum - 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
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