Definition of Tussilago
1. Noun. Genus of low creeping yellow-flowered perennial herbs of north temperate regions: coltsfoots; in some classifications includes species often placed in other genera especially Homogyne and Petasites.
Generic synonyms: Asterid Dicot Genus
Group relationships: Aster Family, Asteraceae, Compositae, Family Asteraceae, Family Compositae
Member holonyms: Coltsfoot, Tussilago Farfara
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Tussilago
Literary usage of Tussilago
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. A Dictionary of Practical Materia Medica by John Henry Clarke (1902)
"I retain the name of tussilago petasites under which it is best known. tussilago grows on river-banks that are little trodden on. ..."
2. The Encyclopedia of Pure Materia Medica: A Record of the Positive Effects of by Timothy Field Allen (1879)
"Fever,—Sweat and heat of the skin, caused by slight exertion, such aa never had caused perspiration (after half an hour). tussilago PETASITES. ..."
3. A Dictionary of Practical Materia Medica by John Henry Clarke (1902)
"tussilago Farfara. Common Coltsfoot. British Herb Tobacco. ... Tits. far. has also a popular reputation in gonorrhoea tussilago Fragrans. ..."
4. Hand-book of Chemistry by Leopold Gmelin, Henry Watts (1860)
"Ferment-oil of tussilago farfara, L. — The fresh bruised herb is macerated in water for 10 or 32 days, during which it turns light freen and acquires the ..."
5. Manual of the Botany of the Northern United States by Asa Gray (1859)
"tussilago, Tourn. COLTSFOOT. Head many-flowered ; the ray-flowers narrowly ligulate, pistillate, fertile, in many rows ; the tubular disk-flowers few, ..."