Definition of Chelone glabra

1. Noun. Showy perennial of marshlands of eastern and central North America having waxy lanceolate leaves and flower with lower part creamy white and upper parts pale pink to deep purple.

Exact synonyms: Shell-flower, Shellflower, Snake-head, Snakehead, Turtlehead
Group relationships: Chelone, Genus Chelone
Generic synonyms: Bog Plant, Marsh Plant, Swamp Plant



Lexicographical Neighbors of Chelone Glabra

Cheiranthus asperus
Cheiranthus cheiri
Cheka
Chekhov
Chekhov's gun
Chekhovian
Chekov
Chelicerata
Chelidonium
Chelidonium majus
Chelifer
Chelifer cancroides
Chelm
Chelone
Chelone glabra
Chelonethida
Chelonia mydas
Chelonidae
Cheloniidae
Chelosauria lovelli
Chelsea
Chelsea pensioner
Chelsea pensioners
Chelsea tractor
Chelsea tractors
Chelyabinsk
Chelydra
Chelydra serpentina

Literary usage of Chelone glabra

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

1. Journal of Materia Medica (1875)
"chelone glabra has not been as thoroughly tested by physicians as it deserves. Its specific tendency is to the mucous surface of the gastro-intestinal ..."

2. The Practice of medicine on Thomsonian principles ... and a materia medica by John W. Comfort (1853)
"(chelone glabra.) Balmony is a strong bitter, and may be employed as a general tonic, either singly or in combination with other bitters. ..."

3. An Illustrated Flora of the Northern United States: Canada and the British by Nathaniel Lord Britton, Addison Brown (1898)
"C. glabra. 3. C. Lyoni. 2. C. obliqua. 1. chelone glabra L. Snake- bead. ... chelone glabra L. Sp. PI. 611. 1753. Stem slender, erect, obtusely 4-sided, ..."

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