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any of a genus (Rhexia) of perennial North American plants of the melastome family, with pink or lavender flowers and large stamens
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nounThe American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
Any of several North American plants of the genus Rhexia, growing in wet ground and having opposite leaves and showy purple flowers. Also called deer grass.