from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A genus of plants, the type of the order Polemoniaceæ, characterized by its declined stamens, pilose filament-bases, bractless calyx, deeply three-valved capsule, and from two to twelve ovules in each cell.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Bot.) A genus of gamopetalous perennial herbs, including the Jacob's ladder and the Greek valerian.

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  • noun any plant of the genus Polemonium; most are low-growing often foul-smelling plants of temperate to Arctic regions


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