Definition of Saussurea lappa
1. Noun. Annual herb of the eastern Himalayas (Kashmir) having purple florets and a fragrant root that yields a volatile oil used in perfumery and for preserving furs.
Group relationships: Genus Saussurea, Saussurea
Generic synonyms: Herb, Herbaceous Plant
Lexicographical Neighbors of Saussurea Lappa
Literary usage of Saussurea lappa
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Valley of Kashmír by Walter Roper Lawrence (1895)
"Every year a large amount of the roots of the saussurea lappa is demanded by the ... No attempts have as yet been made to cultivate the saussurea lappa, ..."
2. The Indian Forester (1892)
"385, we noticed the specimens of saussurea lappa sent us from Cashmir by Mr ... and indeed the ' saussurea lappa, takes the very last pages of what has been ..."
3. The Vegetable Materia Medica of Western India by William Dymock (1885)
"The leaves are aperient and are used as a substitute for Senna. (Murray.) saussurea lappa> Clarke, Dene, in Jacq. Voy. Bot. 96, t. 104. The root. ..."
4. The Indigenous Drugs of India: Short Descriptive Notices of the Principal by Kanny Lall Dey, William Mair (1896)
"... in the bazars under the same name, and believed by some to be identical, is now referred to saussurea lappa and probably also S. hypoleuca (Syn. ..."