Definition of Pinkroot

1. Noun. A fungal disease of onions.

Generic synonyms: Plant Disease



Definition of Pinkroot

1. n. The root of Spigelia Marilandica, used as a powerful vermifuge; also, that of S. Anthelmia. See definition 2 (below).

Definition of Pinkroot

1. Noun. A perennial North American herb (''Spigelia marilandica''), sometimes cultivated for its showy red blossoms. ¹

2. Noun. An annual South American and West Indian plant (''Spigelia anthelmia''). ¹

3. Noun. The root of ''Spigelia marilandica'' or ''Spigelia anthelmia'', used as a powerful vermifuge. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Pinkroot

1. a medicinal plant root [n -S]

Medical Definition of Pinkroot

1. 1. The root of Spigelia Marilandica, used as a powerful vermifuge; also, that of S. Anthelmia. See definition 2 (below). 2. A perennial North American herb (Spigelia Marilandica), sometimes cultivated for its showy red blossoms. Called also Carolina pink, Maryland pinkroot, and worm grass. An annual South American and West Indian plant (Spigelia Anthelmia). Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pinkroot

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Literary usage of Pinkroot

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1. Cooley's Cyclopædia of Practical Receipts and Collateral Information in the by Arnold James Cooley (1892)
"Every fi. oz. is equal to 2 dr. of pinkroot and 1J dr. of senna. —Dose. ... All the above preparations of pinkroot are regarded as powerful and certain ..."

2. A Manual of the Medical Botany of North America by Laurence Johnson (1884)
"pinkroot. Description.—Calyx deeply 5-parted, the lobes very slender, pointed, persistent. Corolla five times as long as the calyx, tubular funnel-form, ..."

3. Therapeutics: its principles and practice by Horatio C. Wood (1906)
"SPIGELIA—pinkroot. US The root of Spigelia Marilandica, an herbaceous perennial, growing in the Southern and Southwestern United States. ..."

4. Bulletin by United States Bureau of Plant Industry (1907)
"Unfortunately, however, conflicting reports on its physiological effects in time established for pinkroot a reputation for uncertain action, and within the ..."

5. A Medical formulary based on the United States and British pharmacopoeias by Laurence Johnson (1881)
"Camphor water 1 ounce. Mix. One dose. Royal Chc-xl Hospital. SPIGELIA (US)—SPIGELIA—pinkroot. The root of Spigelia Marilandica, L. (Nat. ord., ..."

6. Materia Medica and Therapeutics for Physicians and Students by John Barclay Biddle, Clement Biddle (1895)
"SPIGELIA—pinkroot. DESCRIPTION AND HABITAT.—Spigelia is the RHIZOME and ROOTS of Spigelia marilandica, or Carolina Pink (Nat. Ord. Loganiaceae), an FIG. 61. ..."

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