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[pluhm-baj-uh-ney-shuh s] /plʌmˌbædʒ əˈneɪ ʃəs/

belonging to the Plumbaginaceae, the leadwort family of plants.
of, relating to, or belonging to the Plumbaginaceae, a family of typically coastal plants having flowers with a brightly coloured calyx and five styles: includes leadwort, thrift, and sea lavender


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