Definition of Baptisia

1. Noun. Genus of North American plants with showy flowers and an inflated pod.

Exact synonyms: Genus Baptisia
Generic synonyms: Rosid Dicot Genus
Group relationships: Papilionoideae, Subfamily Papilionoideae
Member holonyms: False Indigo, Wild Indigo

Definition of Baptisia

1. Noun. (gardening) Any of various ornamental plants of the genus ''Baptisia'' ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Baptisia

1. a flowering plant [n -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Baptisia

baobab
baobabs
baotite
baotites
baozi
bap
baphomet
bapineuzumab
baps
baptisable
baptisand
baptisands
baptise
baptised
baptises
baptisia (current term)
baptisias
baptising
baptism
baptism by fire
baptism of fire
baptismal
baptismal font
baptismal name
baptismally
baptisms
baptisms by fire
baptisms of fire
baptisteries
baptistery

Literary usage of Baptisia

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A Compend of Materia Medica, Therapeutics and Prescription Writing, with by Samuel Otway Lewis Potter (1903)
"*Tinctura baptisia:, Tincture of baptisia,—Dose, Tf\,v—xxx. ... The use of baptisia in medicine is based chiefly on its cholagogue and alterative action. ..."

2. Botany of the United States North of Virginia: Comprising Descriptions of by Lewis Caleb Beck (1848)
"Blue-flowered baptisia. 3. B. alba Brown: leaves ternate, petioled, and with the branches ... White-flowered baptisia. 2. CROTALARIA. Linn.—Rattlebox. ..."

3. The Flower Garden, Or, Breck's Book of Flowers: In which are Described All by Joseph Breck (1858)
"baptisia, from bapto, to dye: in allusion to the economical properties of some ... baptisia australis was formerly Sophora australis, and is commonly called ..."

4. A Clinical materia medica by Ernest Albert Farrington (1897)
"baptisia causes, in general, the changes in the blood, both quantitative and qualitative, ... baptisia is suitable to all stages of typhoid, early or late. ..."

5. Transactions by Homoeopathic Medical Society of the State of New York (1882)
"The value of baptisia is not yet fully appreciated. ... A search for something to help me out of the trouble led me to baptisia, which proved a specific. ..."

6. Summarized Proceedings ... and a Directory of Members by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1872)
"ON THE SEEMINGLY ONE-RANKED LEAVES OF baptisia ... 134, you state: " In the course of the summer, the leaves of baptisia perfoliata, which are really ..."

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