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British Dictionary definitions for lignum

lignum

noun
  1. Australian another name for polygonum
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Historical Examples

  • Lignum is a small shrub which grows in the dry-water courses.

    Reminiscences of Queensland

    William Henry Corfield

  • What had General Lignum ever done in all his luxurious days to justify him to a place in the sun?

    Local Color

    Irvin S. Cobb

  • Where have you been all your born days, not to know what lignum vitae is?

    The Attache

    Thomas Chandler Haliburton

  • The bit of lignum vit which served him for a heart was all in all for her.

    Eden

    Edgar Saltus

  • On one of his portraits from the Arundel collection he has placed “incidit in lignum.”

    The Dance of Death

    Francis Douce