soapwort gentian

noun
erect perennial of wet woodlands of North America having leaves and flower buds resembling those of soapwort
Syn: ↑Gentiana saponaria
Hypernyms: ↑gentian

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noun
: an eastern No. American gentian (Gentiana saponaria) whose leaves and unexpanded flower buds resemble those of soapwort

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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