any of a genus (Polygala) of plants of the milkwort family with showy flowers of various colors
Origin of milkwortfrom the former notion that it increases the secretion of milk in nursing women
designating a family (Polygalaceae, order Polygalales) of dicotyledonous plants, including the gaywings
Any of various plants of the genus Polygala, having variously colored, irregular flowers with two large petallike sepals. Also called polygala .
Origin of milkwortFrom the belief that it increases human lactation