Definition of Loosestrife

1. Noun. Any of numerous herbs and subshrubs of the genus Lythrum.




2. Noun. Any of various herbs and subshrubs of the genus Lysimachia.

Definition of Loosestrife

1. n. The name of several species of plants of the genus Lysimachia, having small star-shaped flowers, usually of a yellow color.

Definition of Loosestrife

1. Noun. any of several flowering plants of two different genera, ''Lythrum'' (purple loosestrife) or ''Lysimachia'' (yellow loosestrife) ¹

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Definition of Loosestrife

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Medical Definition of Loosestrife

1. The name of several species of plants of the genus Lysimachia, having small star-shaped flowers, usually of a yellow colour. Any species of the genus Lythrum, having purple, or, in some species, crimson flowers. False loosestrife, a plant of the genus Ludwigia, which includes several species, most of which are found in the United States. Tufted loosestrife, the plant Lysimachia thyrsiflora, found in the northern parts of the United States and in Europe. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Loosestrife

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Literary usage of Loosestrife

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1. Southern Wild Flowers and Trees: Together with Shrubs, Vines and Various by Alice Lounsberry (1901)
"THE loosestrife FAMILY. ... loosestrife. SWAMP WILLOW-HERB. (Plate CY//7. ... loosestrife. Pinkish purple. Scentless. ..."

2. Nantucket Wild Flowers by Alice Owen Albertson (1921)
""No aquatic plant of Nantucket," Mr. Bicknell says, "grows in a greater number of ponds and bog-holes than the Swamp loosestrife and where it gets a footing ..."

3. An Illustrated Flora of the Northern United States, Canada and the British by Nathaniel Lord. Britton, Hon. Addison. Brown (1913)
"loosestrife FAMILY. 1836. Herbs, shrubs, or often trees in tropical regions, mostly with opposite leaves and solitary or clustered mostly axillary perfect ..."

4. Invasive Species: Federal & Selected State Funding to Address Harmful by Lawrence J. Dyckman (2001)
"... Purple loosestrife, and Destruction of Trees Caused by Asian Long-Horned Beetles Worker standing inside a water intake pipe «moving zebra mussels Man in ..."

5. Country Acres: A Guide to Buying and Managing Rural Property by Lowell L. Klessig (1999)
"Purple loosestrife In recent years, an exotic plant called purple loosestrife has invaded wetlands. It is an attractive plant that blooms profusely. ..."

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