Definition of Heracleum
1. Noun. Widely distributed genus of plants with usually thick rootstocks and large umbels of white flowers.
Generic synonyms: Rosid Dicot Genus
Group relationships: Apiaceae, Carrot Family, Family Apiaceae, Family Umbelliferae, Umbelliferae
Member holonyms: Cow Parsnip, Heracleum Sphondylium, Hogweed
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Heracleum
Literary usage of Heracleum
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Encyclopedia of Pure Materia Medica: A Record of the Positive Effects of by Timothy Field Allen (1876)
"... and a cessation of most of the remaining dyspeptic symptoms.) heracleum. ... heracleum sphondylium, Linn. Author!/;/. Dr. Rosenburg, Archiv f. ..."
2. A Practical Treatise on Animal and Vegetable Fats and Oils: Comprising Both by William Theodore Brannt, Karl Schaedler (1896)
"The latter fraction was oily and without taste and odor. Schorlemmer proved the octyl alcohol of heracleum oil to be primary normal alcohol. ..."