from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A genus of tall, coarse, herbaceous plants, natural order Papareraceœ, with large lobed leaves and large panicles of flowers.

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  • noun herb of China and Japan widely cultivated for its plumelike panicles of creamy white flowers
  • noun small Central American tree having loose racemes of purple-tinted green flowers


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