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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Blazing  \Blaz"ing\,  a. 
  Burning  with  a  blaze;  as  a  blazing  fire;  blazing  torches. 
  --Sir  W.  Scott. 
 
  {Blazing  star}. 
  a  A  comet.  [Obs.] 
  b  A  brilliant  center  of  attraction. 
  c  (Bot.)  A  name  given  to  several  plants;  as  to 
  {Cham[ae]lirium  luteum}  of  the  Lily  family;  {Liatris 
  squarrosa};  and  {Aletris  farinosa},  called  also 
  {colicroot}  and  {star  grass}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Colicroot  \Col"ic*root`\,  n. 
  A  bitter  American  herb  of  the  Bloodwort  family,  with  the 
  leaves  all  radical,  and  the  small  yellow  or  white  flowers  in 
  a  long  spike  ({Aletris  farinosa}  and  {A.  aurea}).  Called 
  sometimes  star  grass,  blackroot,  blazing  star,  and  unicorn 
  root. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  colicroot 
  n  :  any  of  several  perennials  of  the  genus  Aletris  having 
  grasslike  leaves  and  bitter  roots  reputed  to  cure  colic 
  [syn:  {colic  root},  {crow  corn},  {star  grass},  {unicorn 
  root}] 




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