Definition of Cowitch

1. n. See Cowhage.



Definition of Cowitch

1. Noun. (alternative form of cowage) ¹

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Definition of Cowitch

1. a type of climbing plant [n -ES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cowitch

cowherds
cowhide
cowhided
cowhides
cowhiding
cowhidings
cowhouse
cowhouses
cowier
cowies
cowiest
cowing
cowinner
cowinners
cowish
cowitch (current term)
cowitches
cowk
cowked
cowkeeper
cowking
cowks
cowl
cowl muscle
cowled
cowleech
cowleeches
cowlesite
cowless
cowlick

Literary usage of Cowitch

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1. The Floral Cabinet and Magazine of Exotic Botany by George Beauchamp Knowles, Frederic Westcott (1838)
"The substance called cowitch is probably obtained from this plant. ... It is on this account that cowitch has been used medicinally as an anthelmintic. ..."

2. The English Cyclopaedia by Charles Knight (1867)
"Common or Stinging cowitch, has entire ovate-acute ... A mixture of the hairs of these two species form the cowitch of commerce. The ripe pods are dipped in ..."

3. The Encyclopedia Americanaedited by Frederick Converse Beach, George Edwin Rines edited by Frederick Converse Beach, George Edwin Rines (1903)
"See cowitch. Cowie, George, American naval officer: b. ... The negroes of the Southern States apply the name cowitch to the poison ivy (Rhus toxicodendron). ..."

4. Outlines of botany by Gilbert Thomas Burnett (1835)
"Z. urr/is is the burning cowitch of the West Indies and South America. A', prurient \ยป the common cowitch that is imported for officinal purposes ; a Je- i ..."

5. The New-England Journal of Medicine and Surgery: And Collateral Branches of edited by Walter Channing, John Ware (1817)
"It should be preceded by a cathartic, which should be occasionally repeated during the administration of the cowitch. For the same purpose as the ..."

6. Notes and Queries by Martim de Albuquerque (1861)
"&c.. and where it is sometimes called, by corruption, cowitch." In the Critical Dictionary of the English Language, by Joseph E. Worcester, Loud. ..."

7. The Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture: A Discussion for the Amateur, and ...by Liberty Hyde Bailey by Liberty Hyde Bailey (1917)
"... pruriens, or cowitch. Flower-cluster usually longer and more tapering. ( X about ' i ) and thousands of acres are now grown for feeding cattle and hogs. ..."

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