from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n.pl. A Linnæan class of plants having six stamens.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In the Linnean system of botany, a class of plants having six stamens, which are all of equal or nearly equal length.
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The superior one fourth division of this stem is formed into a pyramidal spike of flowers, rather diffuse; these flowers are of the hexandria, large, and expanded; of a dark purple colour, delicately powdered with green, yellow, and red, and divided into six parts, or petals; these are succeeded by triquetrous dry pericarpi, when ripe.
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