dog's mercury

noun
European perennial weedy plant with greenish flowers
Hypernyms: ↑herb, ↑herbaceous plant
Member Holonyms: ↑Mercurialis, ↑genus Mercurialis

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dog's mercury, dog-
see Mercury.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • Dog's mercury — Mercury Mer cu*ry, n. [L. Mercurius; akin to merx wares.] 1. (Rom. Myth.) A Latin god of commerce and gain; treated by the poets as identical with the Greek Hermes, messenger of the gods, conductor of souls to the lower world, and god of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Dog's Mercury — Taxobox name = Dog s Mercury image width = 250px regnum = Plantae divisio = Magnoliophyta classis = Mangnoliopsida ordo = Malpighiales familia = Euphorbiaceae genus = Mercurialis species = M. perennis binomial = Mercurialis perennis binomial… …   Wikipedia

  • dog's-mercury — dog sˈ merˈcury noun A euphorbiaceous European plant (Mercurialis perennis) • • • Main Entry: ↑dog …   Useful english dictionary

  • dog's mercury — noun a plant of the spurge family, with hairy stems and small green flowers. [Mercurialis perennis.] Origin C16: translating mod. L. Mercurialis canina (former taxonomic name) …   English new terms dictionary

  • dog's mercury — /dɒgz ˈmɜkjəri/ (say dogz merkyuhree) noun a euphorbiaceous creeping perennial, Mercuralis perennis, with small unisexual flowers; common in woods of Europe and south western Asia …   Australian English dictionary

  • Mercury — Mer cu*ry, n. [L. Mercurius; akin to merx wares.] 1. (Rom. Myth.) A Latin god of commerce and gain; treated by the poets as identical with the Greek Hermes, messenger of the gods, conductor of souls to the lower world, and god of eloquence. [1913 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • dog- — s mercury, dog see Mercury …   Useful english dictionary

  • dog'smercury — dog s mercury n. A creeping, ill smelling Old World weed (Mercurialis perennis) having small greenish flowers. * * * …   Universalium

  • dog mercury — noun European perennial weedy plant with greenish flowers • Syn: ↑dog s mercury, ↑Mercurialis perennis • Hypernyms: ↑herb, ↑herbaceous plant • Member Holonyms: ↑Mercurialis, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • mercury — /ˈmɜkjəri / (say merkyuhree) noun (plural mercuries) 1. Chemistry a heavy, silver white metallic element, remarkable for its fluidity at ordinary temperatures; quicksilver. Symbol: Hg; relative atomic mass: 200.59; atomic number: 80; density:… …   Australian English dictionary

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