Definition of Pellitory

1. Noun. Herb that grows in crevices having long narrow leaves and small pink apetalous flowers.




2. Noun. A small Mediterranean plant containing a volatile oil once used to relieve toothache.
Exact synonyms: Anacyclus Pyrethrum, Pellitory-of-spain
Group relationships: Anacyclus, Genus Anacyclus
Generic synonyms: Herb, Herbaceous Plant

Definition of Pellitory

1. n. The common name of the several species of the genus Parietaria, low, harmless weeds of the Nettle family; -- also called wall pellitory, and lichwort.

2. n. A composite plant (Anacyclus Pyrethrum) of the Mediterranean region, having finely divided leaves and whitish flowers. The root is the officinal pellitory, and is used as an irritant and sialogogue. Called also bertram, and pellitory of Spain.

Definition of Pellitory

1. Noun. Pellitory of the wall. (defdate from 15th c.) ¹

2. Noun. Pellitory of Spain. (defdate from 16th c.) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Pellitory

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Medical Definition of Pellitory

1. The common name of the several species of the genus Parietaria, low, harmless weeds of the Nettle family; also called wall pellitory, and lichwort. Parietaria officinalis is common on old walls in Europe; P.Pennsylvanica is found in the United States; and six or seven more species are found near the Mediterranean, or in the Orient. Origin: OE. Paritorie, OF. Paritoire, F. Parietaire; (cf. It. & Sp. Parietaria), L. Parietaria the parietary, or pellitory, the wall plant, fr. Parietarus belonging to the walls, fr. Paries, parietis a wall. Cf. Parietary. A composite plant (Anacyclus Pyrethrum) of the Mediterranean region, having finely divided leaves and whitish flowers. The root is the officinal pellitory, and is used as an irritant and sialogogue. Called also bertram, and pellitory of Spain. The feverfew (Chrysanthemum Parthenium); so called because it resembles the above. Origin: Sp. Pelitre, fr. L. Pyrethrum. See Bertram. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pellitory

pelletized
pelletizer
pelletizers
pelletizes
pelletizing
pellets
pellibranchiata
pellicle
pellicles
pellicular
pellicule
pelliculous
pellile
pellitories
pellitorine
pellitory (current term)
pellitory-of-Spain
pellitory-of-the-wall
pellitory of Spain
pellitory of the wall
pellmell
pellmells
pellock
pellocks
pellote
pellouxite
pells
pellucid
pellucid zone
pellucidity

Literary usage of Pellitory

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1. Living London: Being Echoes Reechoed by George Augustus Sala (1883)
"But I have not quite done with ' pellitory.' ' MM' writes:—Possibly your correspondent ' CHG' confuses ' pellitory from out the wall' with 1 Kings iv. ..."

2. A Universal formulary: Containing the Methods of Preparing and Administering by Robert Eglesfeld Griffith (1866)
"B. pellitory, one part. Alcohol, four parts. Macerate for eight days, ... R. Tincture of pellitory, six fl. drachms. Camphorated oil, half a fl. ounce. ..."

3. The Chemical Works of Caspar Neumann .. by Caspar Neumann, William Lewis (1773)
"the pellitory ufed in France is imported from ... roots are called by fome pellitory, and ufed like it as a ..."

4. Annals of Philosophy, Or, Magazine of Chemistry, Mineralogy, Mechanics by Thomas Thomson (1818)
"V. Chemical Researches on the pellitory of Spain. ... The most remarkable quality of the pellitory of Spain, ..."

5. Therapeutics: Its Principles and Practice by Horatio C. Wood (1888)
"PYRETHRUM, or pellitory, is the product of Anacyclus Pyrethrum, a small herbaceous perennial, growing in the neighborhood of the Mediterranean. ..."

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