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buckbean

/ˈbʌkˌbiːn/
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a marsh plant, Menyanthes trifoliata, with white or pink flowers: family Menyanthaceae Also called bogbean
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member of the flowering plant family Menyanthaceae of the order Asterales, consisting of 5 genera and 58 species of aquatic or marsh herbs with creeping stems, native to temperate areas of the world. Some species have single leaves that alternate along the stem; others have leaves composed of three leaflets that have sheathing leafstalks.

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