colic root

colic root
noun
any of several perennials of the genus Aletris having grasslike leaves and bitter roots reputed to cure colic
Syn: ↑colicroot, ↑crow corn, ↑star grass, ↑unicorn root
Hypernyms: ↑liliaceous plant
Member Holonyms: ↑Aletris, ↑genus Aletris

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  • col|ic|root — «KOL ihk ROOT, RUT», noun. 1. either of two bitter North American perennial herbs of the lily family, having a raceme of yellow or white flowers and a root supposed to be useful in treating colic. 2. any one of various other plants believed… …   Useful english dictionary

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  • colicroot — noun any of several perennials of the genus Aletris having grasslike leaves and bitter roots reputed to cure colic • Syn: ↑colic root, ↑crow corn, ↑star grass, ↑unicorn root • Hypernyms: ↑liliaceous plant • Hyponyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • crow corn — noun any of several perennials of the genus Aletris having grasslike leaves and bitter roots reputed to cure colic • Syn: ↑colicroot, ↑colic root, ↑star grass, ↑unicorn root • Hypernyms: ↑liliaceous plant • Hyponyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • star grass — noun 1. trailing grass native to Europe now cosmopolitan in warm regions; used for lawns and pastures especially in southern United States and India • Syn: ↑Bermuda grass, ↑devil grass, ↑Bahama grass, ↑kweek, ↑doob, ↑scutch grass, ↑Cynodon… …   Useful english dictionary

  • ague grass — noun colicroot having a scurfy or granuliferous perianth and white flowers; southeastern United States • Syn: ↑ague root, ↑Aletris farinosa • Hypernyms: ↑colicroot, ↑colic root, ↑crow corn, ↑star grass, ↑unicorn root …   Useful english dictionary

  • Aletris — noun small genus of bitter rooted herbs of eastern North America and Asia; sometimes placed in family Melanthiaceae • Syn: ↑genus Aletris • Hypernyms: ↑liliid monocot genus • Member Holonyms: ↑Liliaceae, ↑family Liliaceae, ↑lily …   Useful english dictionary

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