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

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  • 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

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