Definition of Ferula
1. n. A ferule.
Definition of Ferula
1. a flat piece of wood [n -LAE or -LAS]
Medical Definition of Ferula
1. A genus of umbelliferous plants, including ferula asafoetida, that yields pungent oils and resins used formerly as carminatives and now as cat and dog repellents. A related plant, f. Galbanum, is used similarly. F. Foetida is used as a fresh vegetable. (12 Dec 1998)
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Literary usage of Ferula
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Enquiry Into Plants and Minor Works on Odours and Weather Signs by Theophrastus (1916)
"It roots deep and has but a single root. Such is the ferula. Of the others some to a certain extent resemble ferula, that is, in having a hollow ..."
2. Catholicon anglicum: an English-Latin wordbook, dated 1483 by Sidney John Hervon Herrtage (1881)
"*a Palmar« in \>e scole ' ; ferula, ... gives ' Palmer to rappe one in the hande, ferula' and the Manip. Vocab. ' a Palmer in schole, ferula. ..."
3. A Manual of Dates: A Dictionary of Reference to the Most Important Events in by George Henry Townsend (1867)
"ferula li Invaded by Alexander III. (the Groat). .... Armenia I» pe . ade tributan' to ferula. ar is commenced. nently united to ferula. 430. ..."
4. Notes and Queries by Martim de Albuquerque (1862)
"But the critical question on the ferula still remains unanswered, viz. ... One or two strokes of the ferula upon the hand are commonly sufficient, ..."
5. Rambles on the Riviera by Eduard Strasburger (1906)
"ferula communis, the Giant Fennel, has an interesting history of its own. The plant is indigenous to ... The name ferula is derived from ferire to strike. ..."
6. Medicinal Plants: Being Descriptions with Original Figures of the Principal ...by Robert Bentley, Henry Trimen by Robert Bentley, Henry Trimen (1880)
"... Ify /-*81/' ferula SUMBUL threw up root-leaves each year, and in 1875 produced a fine flowering stem which grew vigorously and bore numerous umbels, ..."