Definition of Aletris
1. Noun. Small genus of bitter-rooted herbs of eastern North America and Asia; sometimes placed in family Melanthiaceae.
Generic synonyms: Liliid Monocot Genus
Group relationships: Family Liliaceae, Liliaceae, Lily Family
Member holonyms: Colic Root, Colicroot, Crow Corn, Star Grass, Unicorn Root, Ague Grass, Ague Root, Aletris Farinosa, Aletris Aurea, Yellow Colicroot
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Literary usage of Aletris
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Materia Medica and Special Therapeutics of the New Remedies by Edwin Moses Hale (1875)
"aletris FARINOSA. This is a remedy which has considerable reputation among ... slow digestion and flatulence, the aletris is very prominently indicated. ..."
2. Materia Medica and Special Therapeutics of the New Remedies by Edwin Moses Hale (1897)
"The genus aletris takes its name from a Greek word, which signifies " a slave who ... The aletris far. is designated by many common names, as Blazing-star, ..."
3. New Remedies: Their Pathogenetic Effects and Therapeutical Application in by Edwin Moses Hale (1864)
"WH BUKT, MD aletris FARINOSA. (Unicorn Hoot, Sione Grass. ... It is believed, that no American plant exceeds the aletris, in intense and permanent ..."
4. Specific Medication and Specific Medicines by John Milton Scudder (1870)
"aletris FARINOSA. The aletris is a gastric stimulant and improves digestion. It has also proven a valuable tonic in uterine diseases. ..."
5. The Carolina Medical Journal (1889)
"Prepared from the aletris Farinosa or True Unicorn and Aromatics. INDICATIONS. Amenorrhea, Dysmenorrhea, Leucorrhea, Prolapsus Uteri, Sterility, ..."