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eryngium


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Snakeroot  \Snake"root`\,  n.  (Bot.) 
  Any  one  of  several  plants  of  different  genera  and  species, 
  most  of  which  are  (or  were  formerly)  reputed  to  be 
  efficacious  as  remedies  for  the  bites  of  serpents;  also  the 
  roots  of  any  of  these 
 
  Note:  The  Virginia  snakeroot  is  {Aristolochia  Serpentaria}; 
  black  snakeroot  is  {Sanicula},  esp.  {S.  Marilandica}, 
  also  {Cimicifuga  racemosa};  Seneca  snakeroot  is 
  {Polygala  Senega};  button  snakeroot  is  {Liatris},  also 
  {Eryngium};  white  snakeroot  is  {Eupatorium 
  ageratoides}.  The  name  is  also  applied  to  some  others 
  besides  these 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Eryngium  \E*ryn"gi*um\  ([-e]*r[i^]n"j[i^]*[u^]m),  n.  [NL.,  fr 
  Gr  'hry`ggion,  dim.  of  'h`ryggos  eryngo;  cf  L.  eryngion 
  erynge.]  (Bot.) 
  A  genus  of  umbelliferous  plants  somewhat  like  thistles  in 
  appearance.  {Eryngium  maritimum},  or  sea  holly,  has  been 
  highly  esteemed  as  an  aphrodisiac,  the  roots  being  formerly 
  candied. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  Eryngium 
  n  :  large  genus  of  decorative  plants  with  thistlelike  flower 
  heads;  cosmopolitan  in  distribution  [syn:  {Eryngium},  {genus 
  Eryngium}] 




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