Definition of Indian chocolate

1. Noun. Erect perennial of north temperate zone having pinnate leaves and a few nodding flowers with a brown-purple calyx and orange and pink petals.

Exact synonyms: Chocolate Root, Geum Rivale, Purple Avens, Water Avens
Generic synonyms: Avens

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Indian Chocolate

Indian bean
Indian beech
Indian beet
Indian blackwood
Indian blanket
Indian breadroot
Indian buffalo
Indian burn
Indian burns
Indian capital
Indian carp
Indian chickweed
Indian chief
Indian chieftain
Indian chocolate
Indian cholera
Indian club
Indian cobra
Indian coral tree
Indian corn
Indian cress
Indian crocus
Indian currant
Indian elephant
Indian elephants
Indian fig
Indian figs
Indian file
Indian flap

Literary usage of Indian chocolate

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

1. Paxton's Botanical Dictionary: Comprising the Names, History, and Culture of by Joseph Paxton (1868)
"indian chocolate ROOT. See Giuni rivale. INDIAN COPAL. Seo Valeria índica. INDIAN CORDAGE is formed of the husk of the cocoa nut (Cocos ..."

2. The Works of the English Poets, from Chaucer to Cowper: Including the Series by Alexander Chalmers, Samuel Johnson (1810)
"... who were some time in those countries ere they could be prevailed upon to taste it ; and it must be confessed, that the indian chocolate had not a ..."

3. The American Botanist edited by Willard Nelson Clute (1915)
"H. [In other parts of the United States this plant is sometimes known as indian chocolate, Evans' root, ..."

4. An Illustrated Flora of the Northern United States, Canada and the British by Nathaniel Lord. Britton, Hon. Addison. Brown (1913)
"Pennsylvania, Michigan and Colorado. Also in northern Europe and Asia. Indian- chocolate. Evan's- or chocolate-root. Drooping avens. Maiden-hair. ..."

5. Useful wild plants of the United States and Canada by Charles Francis Saunders (1920)
"... and has been used by country people in decoction as a beverage, with milk and sugar, under the name of indian chocolate or Chocolate-root. ..."

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