loosestrifes


loosestrifes
n. (Botany) name of various kind of plants of the genus Lysimachia (generally with yellow flowers) and Lythrum (generally having purple or white flowers)

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • loosestrifes —   Puahekili, kolokolo kuahiwi, kolokolo lehua …   English-Hawaiian dictionary

  • Lysimachia — n. 1. a cosmopolitan genus of plants, including some of the loosestrifes, found in damp or swampy terrain having usually yellow flowers; they are inclined to be invasive. Syn: genus {Lysimachia}. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • loosestrife family — the plant family Lythraceae, characterized by herbaceous plants, shrubs, and trees having usually opposite or whorled, simple leaves, clusters of flowers, and fruit in the form of a capsule, and including the crape myrtle, loosestrifes of the… …   Universalium

  • loosestrife family — noun herbs and shrubs and small trees with pink or purple flowers • Syn: ↑Lythraceae, ↑family Lythraceae • Hypernyms: ↑dicot family, ↑magnoliopsid family • Member Holonyms: ↑Myrtales, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • milk willow herb — noun 1. : either of two loosestrifes (Lythrum salicaria and L. alatum) 2. : swamp loosestrife …   Useful english dictionary


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