white sanicle

noun
American herb having flat-topped clusters of small white flower heads; reputedly a cause of trembles and milk sickness; sometimes placed in genus Eupatorium
Hypernyms: ↑herb, ↑herbaceous plant
Member Holonyms: ↑Ageratina, ↑genus Ageratina

* * *

noun

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • white snakeroot — a North American boneset, Eupatorium rugosum, that has heads of white flowers and causes trembles and milk sickness. Also called Indian sanicle. [1810 20, Amer.] * * * ▪ plant also called  White Sanicle        (Eupatorium rugosum), poisonous… …   Universalium

  • White Snakeroot — Taxobox | image width = 310px image caption = White Snakeroot ( Eupatorium rugosum ). name = White Snakeroot regnum = Plantae divisio = Magnoliophyta classis = Magnoliopsida ordo = Asterales familia = Asteraceae tribus = Eupatorieae genus =… …   Wikipedia

  • white snakeroot — noun American herb having flat topped clusters of small white flower heads; reputedly a cause of trembles and milk sickness; sometimes placed in genus Eupatorium • Syn: ↑white sanicle, ↑Ageratina altissima, ↑Eupatorium rugosum • Hypernyms: ↑herb …   Useful english dictionary

  • sanicle — [san′i kəl] n. [OFr < ML sanicula, prob. dim. < L sanus, healthy] any of a genus (Sanicula) of plants of the umbel family, with long stalked leaves and clusters of small, white or yellowish flowers: formerly regarded as having healing… …   English World dictionary

  • European sanicle — noun sanicle of Europe and Asia having white to pale pink flowers • Syn: ↑Sanicula Europaea • Hypernyms: ↑sanicle, ↑snakeroot …   Useful english dictionary

  • Indian sanicle. — See white snakeroot. * * * …   Universalium

  • indian sanicle — noun Usage: usually capitalized I Etymology: indian (II) 2 : white snakeroot …   Useful english dictionary

  • Indian sanicle. — See white snakeroot …   Useful english dictionary

  • herbaceous plant — noun a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests • Syn: ↑herb • Derivationally related forms: ↑herbal (for: ↑herb) • Hypernyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • boneset — /bohn set /, n. any composite plant of the genus Eupatorium, esp. E. perfoliatum, of North America, having white flowers in a flat topped cluster. Also called thoroughwort. [1810 20, Amer.; BONE1 + SET (v.), so named (by hyperbole) because… …   Universalium

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.