Definition of Arctium lappa

1. Noun. Burdock having heart-shaped leaves found in open woodland, hedgerows and rough grassland of Europe (except extreme N) and Asia Minor; sometimes cultivated for medicinal and culinary use.

Exact synonyms: Cocklebur, Great Burdock, Greater Burdock
Generic synonyms: Burdock, Clotbur

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Arctium Lappa

Arctic chars
Arctic cod
Arctic ground squirrel
Arctic hare
Arctic loon
Arctic loons
Arctic mouse-ear
Arctic skua
Arctic wolf
Arctic wolf spider
Arctictis bintourong
Arctium lappa
Arctium minus
Arctocebus calabarensis
Arctocephalus philippi
Arctonyx collaris
Arctostaphylos alpina
Arctostaphylos andersonii
Arctostaphylos manzanita
Arctostaphylos tomentosa
Arctostaphylos uva-ursi

Literary usage of Arctium lappa

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1. An Illustrated Flora of the Northern United States, Canada and the British by Nathaniel Lord. Britton, Hon. Addison. Brown (1913)
"Type species : arctium lappa L. Bracts of the involucre densely cottony ; heads corymbose. ... arctium lappa L. Great Bur, Burdock or Clotbur. Fig. 4634. ..."

2. Popular field botany: Containing a Familiar and Technical Description of the by Agnes Catlow (1848)
"... arctium lappa. Common Burdock. Common on waste places and way-sides, growing three or four feet high, with very large lower leaves, ..."

3. Materia Medica and Special Therapeutics of the New Remedies by Edwin Moses Hale (1875)
"arctium lappa. From time immemorial, this plant has been used as a "blood purifier" in domestic practice. It grows in nearly every country, ..."

4. Characteristics of the Homoeopathic Materia Medica by Melford Eugene Douglass (1900)
"arctium lappa. First proven by Dr. Jacob Jeanes. Burdock. Tincture of the root and seeds. Head. — Eruptions on the head, face and neck. Tinea capitis. ..."

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