The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.
(literally, “night beauty”), the Russian folk name for plants of the genus Mirabilis of the family Nyctaginaceae and for plants of the genus Hesperis of the family Cruciferae.
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