Definition of Aletris

1. Noun. Small genus of bitter-rooted herbs of eastern North America and Asia; sometimes placed in family Melanthiaceae.




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Lexicographical Neighbors of Aletris

Aleksey Maksimovich Peshkov
Aleksey Maximovich Peshkov
Alemannic
Alemannic German
Alep
Alepisaurus
Aleppo
Aleppo boil
Alesha
Aleshia
Alessandria
Alessandro Manzoni
Alessandro di Mariano dei Filipepi
Aletha
Aletris
Aletris aurea
Aletris farinosa
Aletta
Aletta Jacobs
Aleuria aurantia
Aleurites
Aleurites fordii
Aleurites moluccana
Aleut
Aleutian
Aleutian Islander
Aleutian Islands
Aleutians
Aleutic

Literary usage of Aletris

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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, ..."

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