large genus of coarse gummy herbs of western North and Central America
Syn: ↑genus Grindelia
Hypernyms: ↑asterid dicot genus
Member Holonyms: ↑Compositae, ↑family Compositae, ↑Asteraceae, ↑family Asteraceae, ↑aster family
Member Meronyms: ↑gumweed, ↑gum plant, ↑tarweed, ↑rosinweed

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\\grinˈdēlyə, -lēə\ noun
Etymology: New Latin, from David Hieronymus Grindel died 1836 Russ. botanist + New Latin -ia
a. capitalized : a large genus or coarse gummy or resinous herbs (family Compositae) chiefly of western No. America that have flower heads with involucres consisting of phyllaries with spreading tips
b. -s : a plant of the genus Grindelia : gumweed
2. -s : the dried leaves and stems of various gumweeds (as Grindelia camporum, G. cuneifolia, and G. squarrosa) used internally as a remedy in bronchitis and as a local application in ivy poisoning

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/grin dee"lee euh, -deel"yeuh/, n.
1. any of various composite plants of the genus Grindelia, comprising the gumweeds.
2. the dried leaves and tops of certain species of this plant, used in medicine.
[1880-85, Amer.; named after D.H. Grindel (1777-1836), Russian scientist; see -IA]

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • Grindelia — Grindelia …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Grindelia — Grin*de li*a, n. [NL. Named after D. H. Grindel, a Russian.] (Med.) The dried stems and leaves of tarweed ({Grindelia}), used as a remedy in asthma and bronchitis. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • grindelia — ☆ grindelia [grin dēl′yə, grindē′lē ə ] n. [ModL, after H. Grindel (1776 1836), professor of botany at Riga] any of a genus (Grindelia) of coarse plants of the composite family, with large, yellow flower heads: the dried stems and leaves are used …   English World dictionary

  • Grindelĭa — (G. Willd.), Pflanzengattung, nach Grindel benannt, aus der Familie der Compositae Asteroideae Asterineae Chrysocomeae. [654] Achyrideae, 2. Ordn. 19. Kl. L.; Arten: ausländische Strahlenblumen …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Grindelĭa — W., Gattung der Kompositen, ausdauernde Kräuter oder niedrige Sträucher, oft klebrig, mit mittelgroßen oder größern, an den Zweigenden einzeln stehenden Köpfchen, meist mit Strahlblüten und einem Pappus mit 2–8 sehr leicht abfallenden Grannen… …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Grindelia — Grindelĭa, Kraut von der kaliforn. Komposite G. robusta Nutt; Extrakt hieraus dient gegen Asthma …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • grindélia — s. f. 1.  [Botânica] Gênero de plantas asteráceas. 2. Aurélia (planta) …   Dicionário da Língua Portuguesa

  • Grindelia — r …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Grindelia —   Grindelia (Grindelia squarrosa) …   Wikipedia Español

  • Grindelia — Taxobox name = Grindelia image width = 210px image caption = Curlycup gumweed (Grindelia squarrosa) regnum = Plantae divisio = Magnoliophyta classis = Magnoliopsida ordo = Asterales familia = Asteraceae tribus = Astereae genus = Grindelia genus… …   Wikipedia

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