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English noun: Astragalus

1. Astragalus (plant) large genus of annual or perennial herbs or shrubs of north temperate regions; largest genus in the family Leguminosae

Synonymsgenus Astragalus

Broader (hypernym)rosid dicot genus

Member holonymmilk vetch, milk-vetch

Member meronymPapilionoideae, subfamily Papilionoideae

2. astragalus (body) the bone in the ankle that articulates with the leg bones to form the ankle joint

Synonymsanklebone, astragal, talus

Broader (hypernym)bone, os

Part meronymankle, ankle joint, articulatio talocruralis, mortise joint

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