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lobelia


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Lobelia  \Lo*be"li*a\  (?;  106),  n.  [NL.  So  called  from  Lobel, 
  botanist  to  King  James  I.]  (Bot.) 
  A  genus  of  plants,  including  a  great  number  of  species. 
  {Lobelia  inflata},  or  Indian  tobacco,  is  an  annual  plant  of 
  North  America,  whose  leaves  contain  a  poisonous  white  viscid 
  juice,  of  an  acrid  taste.  It  has  often  been  used  in  medicine 
  as  an  emetic,  expectorant,  etc  {L.  cardinalis}  is  the 
  cardinal  flower,  remarkable  for  the  deep  and  vivid  red  color 
  of  its  flowers. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  lobelia 
  n  :  any  plant  or  flower  of  the  genus  Lobelia 




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