Definition of Convallaria

1. Noun. Sometimes placed in family Convallariaceae: lily of the valley.

Exact synonyms: Genus Convallaria
Generic synonyms: Liliid Monocot Genus
Group relationships: Family Liliaceae, Liliaceae, Lily Family
Member holonyms: Convallaria Majalis, Lily Of The Valley, May Lily



Definition of Convallaria

1. n. The lily of the valley.

Medical Definition of Convallaria

1. The flower, rhizome, and roots of Convallaria majalis (family Liliaceae), lily of the valley; they contain glycosides with digitalis-like action (e.g., convallatoxin). Origin: L. Convallis, an enclosed valley (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Convallaria

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convallaria (current term)
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Literary usage of Convallaria

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1. A Compend of Materia Medica, Therapeutics and Prescription Writing, with by Samuel Otway Lewis Potter (1903)
"convallaria Majalis, the "Lily of the Valley," is a well-known perennial of the nat. ord ... Extractum convallaria Fluidum, Fluid Extract of convallaria,β€”an ..."

2. A Handbook of therapeutics by Sydney Ringer (1886)
"convallaria MAJALIS. WE now know a considerable number of remedies which affect ... convallaria majalis has been the most studied and is still on its trial, ..."

3. The Flower Garden: Or, Breck's Book of Flowers; in which are Described All by Joseph Breck (1856)
"convallaria majalis. β€” Lily of the Valley. β€” An elegant and delicate, sweet-scented plant, ... convallaria racemosa, or Solomon's Seal, is a hardy, ..."

4. The Practitioner by Gale Group, ProQuest Information and Learning Company (1890)
"Digitalis belonged to the first group, convallaria and strophanthus to the second; and it was a useful point in the employment of the latter that their ..."

5. The Chicago Medical Journal and Examiner (1883)
"convallaria. Linne says in his Flora Lapponica : " ne inventionen nimiam ... In those dark ages the convallaria was regarded as a regular panacea and the ..."

6. Therapeutic Gazette (1907)
"In mitral insufficiency where there are pulmonary congestions, in dilatation of the heart, without fatty degeneration, convallaria is indicated. ..."

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