(Science: botany) A genus of plants embracing a large number of species, including bistort, knotweed, smartweed, etc.

Origin: NL, fr. Gr. A kind of plant; many _ the knee, a joint of a plant. So called in allusion to the numerous joints.

Retrieved from "http://www.biology-online.org/bodict/index.php?title=Polygonum&oldid=23672"
First | Previous (Polygoneutic) | Next (Polygony) | Last
Please contribute to this project, if you have more information about this term feel free to edit this page.