genus of herbs and subshrubs with milky juice and showy bluish flowers; Europe to Asia Minor to Japan and North America
Syn: ↑genus Amsonia
Hypernyms: ↑dicot genus, ↑magnoliopsid genus
Member Holonyms: ↑Apocynaceae, ↑family Apocynaceae, ↑dogbane family
Member Meronyms: ↑blue star, ↑Amsonia tabernaemontana

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\\amˈsōnēə, -nyə\ noun
Etymology: New Latin, from Charles Amson fl 1760 American physician + New Latin -ia
1. capitalized : a genus of herbs (family Apocynaceae) having a milky juice, alternate entire leaves, and showy bluish flowers in terminal cymes, one species (A. tabernaemontana) being common in the southeastern United States
2. -s : an herb of the genus Amsonia

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  • Amsonia — n. 1. 1 a genus of herbs and subshrubs with milky juice and showy bluish flowers; native from Europe to Asia Minor to Japan and North America. Syn: genus {Amsonia}. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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