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 for Podophyllum
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Podophyllum \Pod`o*phyl"lum\, n. [NL., fr. Gr. poy`s, podo`s,
     foot + fy`llon leaf.]
     1. (Bot.) A genus of herbs of the Barberry family, having
        large palmately lobed peltate leaves and solitary flower.
        There are two species, the American Podophyllum
        peltatum, or May apple, the Himalayan Podophyllum
        [1913 Webster]
     2. (Med.) The rhizome and rootlet of the May apple
        ({Podophyllum peltatum), -- used as a cathartic drug.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: perennial rhizomatous herbs [syn: Podophyllum, genus

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