Alexandria senna

noun
erect shrub having racemes of tawny yellow flowers; the dried leaves are used medicinally as a cathartic; sometimes placed in genus Cassia
Syn:
Hypernyms: ↑senna

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Usage: usually capitalized A
Etymology: from Alexandria, Egypt, its chief place of export
: senna from a cassia (Cassia acutifolia)

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  • Alexandria senna. — See under senna (def. 2). * * * …   Universalium

  • Alexandria senna. — See under senna (def. 2) …   Useful english dictionary

  • Senna alexandrina — noun erect shrub having racemes of tawny yellow flowers; the dried leaves are used medicinally as a cathartic; sometimes placed in genus Cassia • Syn: ↑Alexandria senna, ↑Alexandrian senna, ↑true senna, ↑tinnevelly senna, ↑Indian senna, ↑Cassia… …   Useful english dictionary

  • senna — The dried leaflets or legumes of Cassia acutifolia (Alexandrine s.) and C. angustifolia (Tinnevelly or Indian s.); a laxative. [Ar. sena] * * * sen·na sen ə n 1) any plant of the genus Cassia esp one used medicinally 2) the dried leaflets or pods …   Medical dictionary

  • Senna alexandrina — NOTOC : Cassia lanceolata redirects here. This taxon may also refer to other plants; see below. Taxobox name = Alexandrian Senna status = NE status system = iucn3.1 regnum = Plantae divisio = Magnoliophyta classis = Magnoliopsida subclassis =… …   Wikipedia

  • tinnevelly senna — noun erect shrub having racemes of tawny yellow flowers; the dried leaves are used medicinally as a cathartic; sometimes placed in genus Cassia • Syn: ↑Alexandria senna, ↑Alexandrian senna, ↑true senna, ↑Indian senna, ↑Senna alexandrina, ↑Cassia… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Indian senna — noun erect shrub having racemes of tawny yellow flowers; the dried leaves are used medicinally as a cathartic; sometimes placed in genus Cassia • Syn: ↑Alexandria senna, ↑Alexandrian senna, ↑true senna, ↑tinnevelly senna, ↑Senna alexandrina,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Alexandrian senna — noun erect shrub having racemes of tawny yellow flowers; the dried leaves are used medicinally as a cathartic; sometimes placed in genus Cassia • Syn: ↑Alexandria senna, ↑true senna, ↑tinnevelly senna, ↑Indian senna, ↑Senna alexandrina, ↑Cassia… …   Useful english dictionary

  • true senna — noun erect shrub having racemes of tawny yellow flowers; the dried leaves are used medicinally as a cathartic; sometimes placed in genus Cassia • Syn: ↑Alexandria senna, ↑Alexandrian senna, ↑tinnevelly senna, ↑Indian senna, ↑Senna alexandrina,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Cassia acutifolia — noun erect shrub having racemes of tawny yellow flowers; the dried leaves are used medicinally as a cathartic; sometimes placed in genus Cassia • Syn: ↑Alexandria senna, ↑Alexandrian senna, ↑true senna, ↑tinnevelly senna, ↑Indian senna, ↑Senna… …   Useful english dictionary

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