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polygonum

/pəˈlɪɡənəm/
noun
1.
any polygonaceous plant of the genus Polygonum, having stems with knotlike joints and spikes of small white, green, or pink flowers See also knotgrass, bistort, prince's feather (sense 2)
Word Origin
C18: New Latin, from Greek polugonon knotgrass, from polu-poly- + -gonon, from gonu knee
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