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euphrasy


euphrasy


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Euphrasy  \Eu"phra*sy\,  n.  [NL.  euphrasia  fr  Gr  ?  delight,  fr 
  ?  to  delight;  ?  well  +  ?  heart,  mind:  cf  LL  eufrasia,  F. 
  eufrasie.]  (Bot.) 
  The  plant  eyesight  ({euphrasia  officionalis}),  formerly 
  regarded  as  beneficial  in  disorders  of  the  eyes. 
 
  Then  purged  with  euphrasy  and  rue  The  visual  nerve,  for 
  he  had  much  to  see  --Milton.