Definition of Rumex obtusifolius
1. Noun. European dock with broad obtuse leaves and bitter rootstock common as a weed in North America.
Generic synonyms: Dock, Sorrel, Sour Grass
Lexicographical Neighbors of Rumex Obtusifolius
Literary usage of Rumex obtusifolius
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Retrospect of Practical Medicine and Surgery: Being a Half-yearly edited by William Braithwaite, James Braithwaite, Edmond Fauriel Trevelyan (1846)
"On the continent the rumex obtusifolius is employed by the monks as a purgative, and hence is called Monk's rhubarb : but if it should purge much, ..."
2. Medical lexicon by Robley Dunglison (1860)
"Bitter, rumex obtusifolius — d. Bloody, Rumex sanguineus — d. Bloody- veined, Rumex sanguineus — d. Blunt-leaved, rumex obtusifolius. DOCK CRESSES, Lapsana. ..."
3. An Illustrated Flora of the Northern United States, Canada and the British by Nathaniel Lord Britton, Addison Brown (1913)
"Also on the Pacific Coast and in ballast about the northern seaports. Naturalized from Europe. June-Sept. 16. rumex obtusifolius L. Broad-leaved or Bitter ..."
4. The Transactions of the New York Academy of Medicine by New York Academy of Medicine (1863)
"(44) rumex obtusifolius. usp- *"•"*. ... and rumex obtusifolius were also recommended to be condensed under one caption of RUMEX, with the definition, ..."
5. The Chemical Gazette (1859)
"... they extracted the roots of rumex obtusifolius, first with ... In 1841 Riegel investigated the root of rumex obtusifolius, and obtained ..."
6. A Dictionary of Pharmaceutical Science: A Guide for the Pharmaceutist by H. V. Sweringen (1882)
"This species, together with rumex obtusifolius and ... Species of rumex obtusifolius. J Rumex formerly officinal, but were dismissed at the late revision of ..."