Definition of Indian turnip
1. Noun. Common American spring-flowering woodland herb having sheathing leaves and an upright club-shaped spadix with overarching green and purple spathe producing scarlet berries.
Generic synonyms: Aroid, Arum
Group relationships: Arisaema, Genus Arisaema
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Literary usage of Indian turnip
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1. American Druggist (1891)
"In this report he expressed the opinion that ihe acridity of the Indian turnip was due to the presence of these <-rys- tals or raphides. ..."
2. A Manual of the Medical Botany of North America by Laurence Johnson (1884)
"Indian turnip contains an intensely acrid principle which has not yet been isolated. It is evidently very volatile, being partially lost in drying, ..."
3. Philadelphia Medical and Physical Journal by Benjamin Smith Barton (1806)
"... I send you, herewith, a specimen of Sago, which I obtained from the root of the Arum triphyllum, better known by the name of the Indian- turnip. ..."
4. Botany for High Schools by George Francis Atkinson (1910)
"The Indian turnip inhabits moist, shady woods or groves, and flowers from April to June. Its underground perennial stem is a corm (paragraph 74) which is ..."
5. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1904)
"As the conclusion of his experiments he stated: ' These experiments show conclusively that the acridity of the Indian turnip and calla is due to the ..."