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.

Exact synonyms: Costusroot, Saussurea Costus
Group relationships: Genus Saussurea, Saussurea
Generic synonyms: Herb, Herbaceous Plant



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Saussurea Lappa

Saul of Tarsus
Sault Sainte Marie
Saundby's test
Saunders
Saurischia
Sauromalus
Sauromalus obesus
Sauropodomorpha
Saurosuchus
Saururaceae
Saururus
Saururus cernuus
Saussure
Saussurea
Saussurea costus
Saussurea lappa
Sauterne
Sauternes
Sauvignon blanc
Sauvignon grape
Sava
Savage's perineal body
Savage syndrome
Savagean
Savagnin
Savanna
Savannah
Savannah River
Savara
Savary bougies

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. ..."

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