Definition of Lobelia

1. Noun. Any plant or flower of the genus Lobelia.




Definition of Lobelia

1. n. A genus of plants, including a great number of species. Lobelia inflata, or Indian tobacco, is an annual plant of North America, whose leaves contain a poisonous white viscid juice, of an acrid taste. It has often been used in medicine as an emetic, expectorant, etc. L. cardinalis is the cardinal flower, remarkable for the deep and vivid red color of its flowers.

Definition of Lobelia

1. Noun. A genus of flowering plants in the ''Lobeliaceae'' family containing many species, some of which are garden plants. ¹

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Definition of Lobelia

1. a flowering plant [n -S]

Medical Definition of Lobelia

1. A genus of plants, including a great number of species. Lobelia inflata, or Indian tobacco, is an annual plant of North America, whose leaves contain a poisonous white viscid juice, of an acrid taste. It has often been used in medicine as an emetic, expectorant, etc. L. Cardinalis is the cardinal flower, remarkable for the deep and vivid red colour of its flowers. Origin: NL. So called from Lobel, botanist to King James I. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Lobelia

lobe-finned fish
lobe-footed
lobe of prostate
lobe of the lung
lobectomies
lobectomy
lobed
lobed leaf
lobed spleenwort
lobefeet
lobefin
lobefins
lobefoot
lobelet
lobelets
lobelia (current term)
lobelia family
lobeliaceous
lobeliad
lobeliads
lobelias
lobelike
lobelin
lobeline
lobelines
lobes
lobes of cerebrum
lobes of mammary gland
lobes of thyroid gland
lobi

Literary usage of Lobelia

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1. A Manual of Pharmacology and Its Applications to Therapeutics and Toxicology by Torald Hermann Sollmann (1922)
"The dose would be to o.ooi Gm. lobelia The herb lobelia inflata was used by the ... lobelia is used in respiratory affections, especially in spasmodic ..."

2. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia by Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia (1903)
"OBSERVATIONS ON THE FLOWERING OF lobelia CARDINALIS AND lobelia SYPHILITICA. In my garden during the past year, 1900, I had some fifty plants each of ..."

3. The Practitioner by Gale Group, ProQuest Information and Learning Company (1884)
"As lobelia alone is nauseating, it should be combined with polygala. ... MC Paul has used lobelia and iodide of potassium with success in catarrhal asthma, ..."

4. A Treatise on Medical Jurisprudence by Francis Wharton, Moreton Stillé (1860)
"She then took the rest of the lobelia. He then gave her some red stuff, and then some ... She died in half an hour after the lobelia was first administered. ..."

5. A Manual of the Medical Botany of North America by Laurence Johnson (1884)
"Flowers axillary or in bracted racemes. lobelia inflata ... lobelia syphilitic* lobelia cardinalis Linne.— Cardinal Flower. Description. ..."

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