Definition of Solomon's-seal
1. Noun. Any of several plants of the genus Polygonatum having paired drooping yellowish-green flowers and a thick rootstock with scars shaped like Solomon's seal.
Group relationships: Genus Polygonatum, Polygonatum
Specialized synonyms: Great Solomon's-seal, Polygonatum Biflorum, Polygonatum Commutatum
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Solomon's-seal
Literary usage of Solomon's-seal
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. American Druggist (1893)
"True Solomon s Seal (Polygo- natum biflorum) flrs. greenish and axillary. False Solomons Seal (Smilacina racemosa) flrs. white in a terminal raceme. ..."
2. A Practical Course in Botany: With Especial Reference to Its Bearings on by Eliza Frances Andrews (1911)
"... False Solomon s seal. 1—3 leaved. Flowers 4-parted, solitary or fascicled, in a simple raceme. (Name from Maius, May, ..."
3. Practical Botany by Joseph Young Bergen, Otis William Caldwell (1911)
"Rootstock of Solomon.s-seal rh, rhizome or rootstock; b, b., buds; r, roots; s, stem. The scar where an old stem was attached is seen just above 6' the buds ..."