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 for Polygonum orientale
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  kiss-me-over-the-garden-gate \kiss-me-over-the-garden-gate\ n.
     An annual ({Polygonum orientale) with broadly ovate leaves
     and slender drooping spikes of crimson flowers; it is native
     to Southeastern Asia and Australia, and naturalized in North
     Syn: prince's-feather, prince's feather, princess feather,
          prince's-plume, Polygonum orientale.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Prince \Prince\, n. [F., from L. princeps, -cipis, the first,
     chief; primus first + capere to take. See Prime, a., and
     1. The one of highest rank; one holding the highest place and
        authority; a sovereign; a monarch; -- originally applied
        to either sex, but now rarely applied to a female.
        --Wyclif (Rev. i. 5).
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              Go, Michael, of celestial armies prince. --Milton.
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              Queen Elizabeth, a prince admirable above her sex.
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     2. The son of a king or emperor, or the issue of a royal
        family; as, princes of the blood. --Shak.
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     3. A title belonging to persons of high rank, differing in
        different countries. In England it belongs to dukes,
        marquises, and earls, but is given to members of the royal
        family only. In Italy a prince is inferior to a duke as a
        member of a particular order of nobility; in Spain he is
        always one of the royal family.
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     4. The chief of any body of men; one at the head of a class
        or profession; one who is pre["e]minent; as, a merchant
        prince; a prince of players. "The prince of learning."
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     Prince-Albert coat, a long double-breasted frock coat for
     Prince of the blood, Prince consort, Prince of
     darkness. See under Blood, Consort, and Darkness.
     Prince of Wales, the oldest son of the English sovereign.
     Prince's feather (Bot.), a name given to two annual herbs
        ({Amarantus caudatus and Polygonum orientale), with
        apetalous reddish flowers arranged in long recurved
        panicled spikes.
     Prince's metal, Prince Rupert's metal. See under Metal.
     Prince's pine. (Bot.) See Pipsissewa.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Ragged \Rag"ged\ (r[a^]g"g[e^]d), a. [From Rag, n.]
     1. Rent or worn into tatters, or till the texture is broken;
        as, a ragged coat; a ragged sail.
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     2. Broken with rough edges; having jags; uneven; rough;
        jagged; as, ragged rocks.
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     3. Hence, harsh and disagreeable to the ear; dissonant. [R.]
        "A ragged noise of mirth." --Herbert.
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     4. Wearing tattered clothes; as, a ragged fellow.
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     5. Rough; shaggy; rugged.
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              What shepherd owns those ragged sheep? --Dryden.
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     Ragged lady (Bot.), the fennel flower ({Nigella
     Ragged robin (Bot.), a plant of the genus Lychnis
        ({Lychnis Flos-cuculi), cultivated for its handsome
        flowers, which have the petals cut into narrow lobes.
     Ragged sailor (Bot.), prince's feather ({Polygonum
     Ragged school, a free school for poor children, where they
        are taught and in part fed; -- a name given at first
        because they came in their common clothing. [Eng.]
        [1913 Webster] -- Rag"ged*ly, adv. -- Rag"ged*ness, n.
        [1913 Webster] Raggie

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  Polygonum orientale
      n 1: annual with broadly ovate leaves and slender drooping
           spikes of crimson flowers; southeastern Asia and Australia;
           naturalized in North America [syn: prince's-feather,
           princess feather, kiss-me-over-the-garden-gate,
           prince's-plume, Polygonum orientale]

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