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[puh-lig-uh-luh] /pəˈlɪg ə lə/

any plant of the genus Polygala, comprising the milkworts.
/ˌpɒlɪɡəˈleɪʃəs; pəˌlɪɡ-/
of, relating to, or belonging to the Polygalaceae, a family of plants having flowers with two large outer petal-like sepals, three small sepals, and three to five petals: includes milkwort
any herbaceous plant or small shrub of the polygalaceous genus Polygala See also milkwort


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