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Meaning of loosestrife

loose•strife

Pronunciation: (ls'strīf"), [key]
— n.
  1. any of various plants belonging to the genus Lysimachia, of the primrose family, having clusters of usually yellow flowers, as L. vulgarisor L. quadrifolia
  2. any of several plants belonging to the genus Lythrum, of the loosestrife family. Cf. purple loosestrife.
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