Definition of Herb mercury
1. Noun. Eurafrican annual naturalized in America as a weed; formerly dried for use as a purgative, diuretic or antisyphilitic.
Generic synonyms: Herb, Herbaceous Plant
Group relationships: Genus Mercurialis, Mercurialis
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Literary usage of Herb mercury
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1. A Dictionary of the Anglo-Saxon Language: Containing the Accentuation by Joseph Bosworth (1838)
"-lesten the herb Mercury, id. ' -metan to make equal, compare, id. -mete, es; m. even- meat, supper, id. -nu even now ; etiam nunc, Lye. ..."
2. Encyclopædia Britannica: Or, A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and by Colin MacFarquhar, George Gleig (1797)
"... he made ufe of limpies ; a» for example, the herb mercury, or cabbage ; the juice or decoction of which he ordered to he drank. ..."
3. The veterinarian's vade mecum by John Gamgee (1858)
"MERCURIALIS PERENNIS—herb mercury.—Junginger says, that in regions where this ... A cat that had eaten of the flesh of an animal poisoned by herb mercury, ..."