from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A plant of the genus Oxytropis.


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  • White mountain-avens may cover entire ridges in the Alaska Range, associated with moss campion, black oxytrope, arctic sandwort, lichens, grasses, and sedges.

    Alaska Range Humid Tayga - Tundra - Meadow (Bailey) 2009

  • There are other northern plants of this first and oldest British type, like the Ural oxytrope, the cloudberry, and the white dryas, which remain as yet even in the moors of Yorkshire, or over considerable tracts in the Scotch Highlands; there are others restricted to a single spot among the Welsh hills, an isolated skerry among the outer Hebrides, or a solitary summit in the Lake District.

    Falling in Love With Other Essays on More Exact Branches of Science Grant Allen 1873


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