Definition of Aletris farinosa

1. Noun. Colicroot having a scurfy or granuliferous perianth and white flowers; southeastern United States.

Exact synonyms: Ague Grass, Ague Root
Group relationships: Aletris, Genus Aletris
Generic synonyms: Colic Root, Colicroot, Crow Corn, Star Grass, Unicorn Root



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Aletris Farinosa

Alemannic
Alemannic German
Alep
Alepisaurus
Aleppa grass
Aleppo
Aleppo boil
Alesha
Aleshia
Alessandria
Alessandro Manzoni
Alessandro di Mariano dei Filipepi
Aletha
Aletris
Aletris aurea
Aletris farinosa (current term)
Aletta
Aletta Jacobs
Aleuria aurantia
Aleurites
Aleurites fordii
Aleurites moluccana
Aleut
Aleutian
Aleutian Islander
Aleutian Islands
Aleutians
Aleutic
Aleuts
Aleve

Literary usage of Aletris farinosa

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. American Medical Botany: Being a Collection of the Native Medicinal Plants by Jacob Bigelow (1820)
"Aletris farinosa. Star Grass. PLATE L. JL KNOW of no plant which surpasses the ... Aletris farinosa."

2. Specific Medication and Specific Medicines by John Milton Scudder (1870)
"Aletris farinosa. The Aletris is a gastric stimulant and improves digestion. It has also proven a valuable tonic in uterine diseases. ..."

3. Materia Medica and Special Therapeutics of the New Remedies by Edwin Moses Hale (1875)
"Aletris farinosa. This is a remedy which has considerable reputation among western ... Aletris farinosa."

4. New Remedies: Their Pathogenetic Effects and Therapeutical Application in by Edwin Moses Hale (1864)
"... but hope I will soon. It is a remedy that will well repay us for all our trouble. WH BUKT, MD Aletris farinosa. (Unicorn Hoot, Sione Grass. ..."

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