Sol"o*mon (?), n.

One of the kings of Israel, noted for his superior wisdom and magnificent reign; hence, a very wise man.

-- Sol`o*mon"ic (#), a.

Solomon's seal Bot., a perennial liliaceous plant of the genus Polygonatum, having simple erect or curving stems rising from thick and knotted rootstocks, and with white or greenish nodding flowers. The commonest European species is Polygonatum multiflorum. P. biflorum and P. giganteum are common in the Eastern United States. See Illust. of Rootstock. False Solomon's seal Bot., any plant of the liliaceous genus Smilacina having small whitish flowers in terminal racemes or panicles.


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