<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.

(01 Mar 1998)

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