Definition of Petasites
1. Noun. Genus of rhizomatous herbs of north temperate regions: butterbur; sweet coltsfoot.
Generic synonyms: Asterid Dicot Genus
Group relationships: Aster Family, Asteraceae, Compositae, Family Asteraceae, Family Compositae
Member holonyms: Bog Rhubarb, Butterbur, Petasites Hybridus, Petasites Vulgaris, Petasites Fragrans, Sweet Coltsfoot, Winter Heliotrope, Petasites Sagitattus, Sweet Coltsfoot
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Petasites
Literary usage of Petasites
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. A Dictionary of Practical Materia Medica by John Henry Clarke (1902)
"petasites is " a genus of Compositae established for three or four species of ... I retain the name of Tussilago petasites under which it is best known. ..."
2. The Encyclopedia of Pure Materia Medica: A Record of the Positive Effects of by Timothy Field Allen (1879)
"Fever,—Sweat and heat of the skin, caused by slight exertion, such aa never had caused perspiration (after half an hour). TUSSILAGO petasites. ..."
3. Synoptical Flora of North America: The Gamopetalae, Being a Second Edition by Asa Gray (1888)
"petasites, DC. Prodr. v. ... 1. No ligule to female flowers: au introduced plant. — petasites, DC, V P. vui. ..."
4. Favourite Flowers of Garden and Greenhouse by Edward Step (1897)
"petasites (from Latin, petasus, a broad-brimmed hat, in allusion to size of leaves) ... petasites fragrans, the Winter Heliotrope, is sometimes grown in the ..."
5. The British Journal of Homoeopathy edited by John James Drysdale, Robert Ellis Dudgeon, Richard Hughes, John Rutherfurd Russell (1845)
"ON THE USE OP TUSSILAGO petasites IN GONORRHOEA. By Dr ROSENBERG of Pesth. A preparation of this plant has long been used as a secret remedy with great ..."
6. Gartenflora: Monatsschrift Fur Deutsche und Schweizerische Garten- und by Eduard Regel (1865)
"Wächst im mittleren und südlichen Russland. — (ER) c) petasites offi с ... petasites L. spec. pag. 1215) ist der durch ganz Europa bis zum Kaukasus ..."