Definition of Crow corn
1. Noun. Any of several perennials of the genus Aletris having grasslike leaves and bitter roots reputed to cure colic.
Generic synonyms: Liliaceous Plant
Group relationships: Aletris, Genus Aletris
Specialized synonyms: Ague Grass, Ague Root, Aletris Farinosa, Aletris Aurea, Yellow Colicroot
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Literary usage of Crow corn
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1. An Illustrated Flora of the Northern United States, Canada and the British by Nathaniel Lord Britton, Addison Brown (1913)
"Ague-grass, Blazing- star, Bitter-grass, Bitter-plant, Crow-corn. Mealy- starwort. Aloe-, Star- or Husk-root. Unicorn- root or -horn. May-July. ..."
2. The Canadian Record of Science by Natural History Society of Montreal (1897)
"In the case of the crow, corn forms one-fifth of the food, so that the redwinged blackbird, whose diet is made up of only a trifle more than one-eighth of ..."