• WordNet 3.6
    • n Helxine one species; a dwarf creeping mat-forming evergreen herb
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n helxine An old name applied by Dioscorides and Pliny to the pellitory, Parietaria, to a sort of thistle”, Atractylis gummifera, and to the bindweed, Convolvulus arvensis.
    • n helxine (helk-sī′ nē). A genus established by Requien for a plant confined to Corsica and Sardinia, which differs botanically from Parietaria only by its one-flowered involucre. It is regarded by many botanists as a species of Parietaria (P. Soleiroldii).
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