Definition of Parnassia

1. Noun. Any of various usually evergreen bog plants of the genus Parnassia having broad smooth basal leaves and a single pale flower resembling a buttercup.

Exact synonyms: Grass-of-parnassus
Group relationships: Genus Parnassia
Specialized synonyms: Bog Star, Parnassia Palustris
Generic synonyms: Bog Plant, Marsh Plant, Swamp Plant

Definition of Parnassia

1. n. A genus of herbs growing in wet places, and having white flowers; grass of Parnassus.

Definition of Parnassia

1. Noun. (botany) Any of the genus ''Parnassia'' of herbaceous dicots. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Medical Definition of Parnassia

1. A genus of herbs growing in wet places, and having white flowers; grass of Parnassus. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Parnassia

parlours
parlous
parlously
parly
parm
parma wallabies
parma wallaby
parmacetties
parmacetty
parmesans
parmigiana
parmigiano
parmo
parmos
parnauite
paroccipital
paroccipital process
parochial
parochial school
parochial vicar
parochialism
parochialisms
parochialities
parochiality

Literary usage of Parnassia

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1. Botanical Miscellany: Containing Figures and Descriptions of Such Plants as by William Jackson Hooker (1830)
"parnassia fimbriata. Kun. in Ann. of Hot. v. 1. j>. 391. ... this very curious species of parnassia in a living state, except Mr. Menzies, ..."

2. Botanical Miscellany: Containing Figures and Descriptions of Such Plants as by William Jackson Hooker (1830)
"No botanist that I am aware has ever seen this very curious species of parnassia in a living state, except Mr. Menzies, who had the gratification of ..."

3. Travels in Various Countries of Europe, Asia and Africa by Edward Daniel Clarke (1824)
"... —parnassia palus- tris—Cause of the great excellence of the Roads—Beauty of the Horses—Stensland ..."

4. Favourite Flowers of Garden and Greenhouse by Edward Step (1897)
"parnassia PALUSTRIS (marsh-loving) is a native of our own bogs and wet moors. ... parnassia may be propagated by seeds or by division of the rootstock. ..."

5. Plant Life of Alabama: An Account of the Distribution, Modes of Association by Charles Theodore Mohr (1901)
"... parnassia L. Sp. PI. 1: 273. 1753. Nineteen species, temperate and cooler regions, Northern Hemisphere, ..."

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