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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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