Definition of Valerian

1. Noun. A plant of the genus Valeriana having lobed or dissected leaves and cymose white or pink flowers.

Generic synonyms: Flower
Group relationships: Genus Valeriana, Valeriana
Specialized synonyms: Common Valerian, Garden Heliotrope, Valeriana Officinalis



Definition of Valerian

1. n. Any plant of the genus Valeriana. The root of the officinal valerian (V. officinalis) has a strong smell, and is much used in medicine as an antispasmodic.

2. n. Any plant of the genus Valeriana. The root of the officinal valerian (V. officinalis) has a strong smell, and is much used in medicine as an antispasmodic.

Definition of Valerian

1. Proper noun. the Roman emperor, ''Publius Licinius Valerianus'' ¹

2. Noun. A hardy perennial flowering plant, ''Valeriana officinalis'', with heads of sweetly scented pink or white flowers. ¹

3. Noun. More generally, any plant of the genus Valeriana. ¹

4. Noun. The root of ''Valeriana officinalis'', used in herbal medicine. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Valerian

1. a perennial herb [n -S] : VALERIC [adj]

Medical Definition of Valerian

1. Any plant of the genus Valeriana. The root of the officinal valerian (V. Officinalis) has a strong smell, and is much used in medicine as an antispasmodic. Greek valerian, a plant (Polemonium caeruleum) with blue or white flowers, and leaves resembling those of the officinal valerian. Origin: LL. Valeriana, perhaps from some person named Valerius, or fr. L. Valere to be strong. Powerful, on account of its medicinal virtues: cf. F. Valeriane. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Valerian

valency
valenki
valent
valentine
valentineless
valentines
valentinite
valepotriates
valeral
valeraldehyde
valeramide
valeramides
valerate
valerates
valerene
valerian
valerian family
valerianaceous
valerianate
valerianates
valerianic
valerians
valeric
valeric acid
valeridine
valerin
valeritrine
valero-
valerol
valerone

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