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fumitory


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Fumitory  \Fu"mi*to*ry\,  n.  [OE.  fumetere,  F.  fumeterre,  prop., 
  smoke  of  the  ground,  fr  L.  fumus  smoke  +  terra  earth.  See 
  {Fume},  and  {Terrace}.]  (Bot.) 
  The  common  uame  of  several  species  of  the  genus  Fumaria, 
  annual  herbs  of  the  Old  World,  with  finely  dissected  leaves 
  and  small  flowers  in  dense  racemes  or  spikes.  {F. 
  officinalis}  is  a  common  species,  and  was  formerly  used  as  an 
  antiscorbutic. 
 
  {Climbing  fumitory}  (Bot.),  the  Alleghany  vine  ({Adlumia 
  cirrhosa});  a  biennial  climbing  plant  with  elegant 
  feathery  leaves  and  large  clusters  of  pretty  white  or 
  pinkish  flowers  looking  like  grains  of  rice. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  fumitory 
  n  :  delicate  European  herb  with  grayish  leaves  and  spikes  of 
  purplish  flowers;  formerly  used  medicinally  [syn:  {fumewort}, 
  {fumeroot},  {Fumaria  officinalis}] 




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