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  1. Rumex, genus Rumexnoun

    docks: coarse herbs and shrubs mainly native to north temperate regions


  1. Rumex

    The docks and sorrels, genus Rumex, are a genus of about 200 species of annual, biennial, and perennial herbs in the buckwheat family, Polygonaceae. Members of this genus are very common perennial herbs with a native almost worldwide distribution, and introduced species growing in the few places where the genus is not native.Some are nuisance weeds (and are sometimes called dockweed or dock weed), but some are grown for their edible leaves. Rumex species are used as food plants by the larvae of a number of Lepidoptera species, and are the only host plants of Lycaena rubidus.


  1. rumex

    Rumex is a large genus of plants in the family Polygonaceae, commonly known as the dock or sorrel family. There are about 200 species in this genus, found mostly in northern and temperate regions around the world. Many are considered weeds, but certain species are used as vegetables or have various medicinal properties. They are typically perennial herbs with long taproots and are characterized by their acidic taste.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Rumex

    rōō′meks, n. a genus of apetalous plants to which belong dock and sorrel, &c.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Rumex

    A plant genus of the family POLYGONACEAE that contains patientosides and other naphthalene glycosides.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Rumex in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Rumex in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

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