Definition of Mercurialis perennis
1. Noun. European perennial weedy plant with greenish flowers.
Generic synonyms: Herb, Herbaceous Plant
Group relationships: Genus Mercurialis, Mercurialis
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Literary usage of Mercurialis perennis
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1. The veterinarian's vade mecum by John Gamgee (1858)
"... anda, mercurialis perennis, and others, are emetic; the leaves of box and mercurialis, the juice of euphorbia, ..."
2. Mathematical and Physical Papers by Sir George Gabriel Stokes, Baron John William Strutt Rayleigh (1901)
"Extract from blue leaves of the mercurialis perennis. 62. The juice of this plant has the property of turning blue by exposure to the air. ..."
3. A Dictionary of Practical Materia Medica by John Henry Clarke (1902)
"mercurialis perennis. mercurialis perennis. Dog's Mercury. NO Euphorbiaceae. Tincture of whole fresh plant in flower. Clinical.—Amblyopia. ..."
4. Ures̓ Dictionary of Arts, Manufactures, and Mines: Containing a Clear by Andrew Ure (1860)
"... of these plants afford any indigo-blue, though several of them, such as the mercurialis perennis, contain a blue colouring matter of a peculiar nature. ..."