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Definition of the noun aletris

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  1. small genus of bitter-rooted herbs of eastern North America and Asia; sometimes placed in family Melanthiaceae
    • lexical domain: Plants - nouns denoting plants
    • synonym of Aletris: genus Aletris
    • more generic term: liliid monocot genus = genus of monocotyledonous plants comprising mostly herbs having usually petaloid sepals and petals and compound pistils
    • member of: family Liliaceae / Liliaceae / lily family = includes species sometimes divided among the following families: Alliaceae; Aloeaceae; Alstroemeriaceae; Aphyllanthaceae; Asparagaceae; Asphodelaceae; Colchicaceae; Convallariaceae; Hemerocallidaceae; Hostaceae; Hyacinthaceae; Melanthiaceae; Ruscaceae; Smilacaceae; Tecophilaeacea
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Phrases with Aletris

Phrases starting with the word Aletris:

  1. aletris aurea
  2. Aletris lutea
  3. Aletris obovata
  4. Aletris Spicata
  5. aletris farinosa
  6. Aletris Fragrans
  7. Aletris japonica
  8. Aletris bracteata
  9. Aletris Chinensis
  10. Aletris Guineensis
  11. Aletris Littoralis
  12. Aletris X tottenii
  13. Aletris Hyacinthoides
  14. Aletris Lutea Albiflora

Phrases ending with the word Aletris:

  1. Meta-Aletris
  2. genus aletris
  3. Erigone aletris
  4. Genus Meta-Aletris

Other phrases containing the word Aletris:

  1. species Aletris lutea
  2. species Aletris obovata

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Google previewN.A.R.D. Journal (1915)

ALETRIs (TRUE UNICORN) Aletris is a native perennial belonging to the bloodwort family (Haemodaraceae).

Aletris is an erect slender herb, 1% to 3 feet tall, has basal leaves only of grasslike character which spread out on the ground in ...

Google previewThe Medical Brief (1900)

A Monthly Journal of Scientific Medicine and Surgery

Aletris is the best remedy known in the treatment of female troubles, but aletrin has proved disappointing. Neither does gelsemine give the prompt and decided effects produced by a good tincture of gelsemium. These illustrations could ...

Google previewPractical Homoeopathic Therapeutics (2002)

by W. A. Dewey

According to Hale, "Aletris is the China of the uterine organs.

Google previewFarmers' Bulletin (1917)

Aletris is a slow-growing plant which seems to thrive best on ...

Google previewLectures on Clinical Materia Medica (2003)

by E. A. Farrington

Aletris is a remedy also for weakness of digestion; food distresses the patient and lies heavily in the stomach. Cyclamen is very similar to Pulsatilla. They are both suited to chlorotic and anemic women, and they both have some trouble with the ...

Google previewMedical Flora (1828)

Or, Manual of the Medical Botany of the United States of North America by Constantine Samuel Rafinesque

Aletris means a miller in Greek, and farinosa means mealy if Latin ; both names allude to the mealy appearance 0! the flowers. No.

Google previewCitizen Bacchae (2004)

Women’s Ritual Practice in Ancient Greece by Barbara Goff

An aletris is a corn-grinder, and the scholiast on Aristophanes Lysistrata 641ff. claims that they prepared popana eis ten thusian, “cakes for offering.” Brulé has conjectured that these girls ground the flour for special bread eaten by the ...

Google previewThe gardeners dictionary (1835)

by Philip Miller

Aletris farinosa (colic-root Ale- tris). Lod. Bor. Cab. 1161. Flowers stalked oblong, alternate tubular ; leaves broad, lanceolate mucronate. The Aletris farinosa has a tuberous root, from which arise several lanceolate leaves, and a naked stalk ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia Londinensis, or, Universal dictionary of arts, sciences, and literature (1810)

by John Wilkes (of Milland House, Sussex)

Aletris farinose, or American aletris : stem- less, leaves lanceolate membranaceous, flowers alternate. This species has a tuberous root, from which arise several lanceolate leaves, and a naked stalk supporting a spike of flowers ...

Google previewLeung's Encyclopedia of Common Natural Ingredients (2011)

Used in Food, Drugs and Cosmetics by Ikhlas A. Khan, Ehab A. Abourashed

ALETRIS. Source: Aletris farinosa L. (Family Liliaceae). Common/vernacular names: Ague grass, ague root, aletris, blazing star, colic root, stargrass, starwort, true unicorn root, unicorn root, and whitetube stargrass.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Remedy Relationships in Homeopathy (2003)

by Abdur Rehman

Aletris farinosa Agraphis nutans Ailanthus glandulosa Aletris farinosa.

Google previewEncyclopaedia Londinensis (1810)

by John Wilkes

Aletris farinosa, or American aletris : stemless, leaves lanceolate membranaceotts, flowers alternate. This species has a tuberous root, ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of pure materia medica Index, 1880 (1874)


ALETRIS FARINOSA— ALLIUM CEP A. Sweat ea6y at first. — Sweat profuse , cool, sticky, sour-smelling, sometimes warm. Sleep and Dreams. — Deep sleep. — Irresistible sleep. — Deep sleep, frequently accompanied by rattling breath.

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Pure Materia Medica (1874)

A Record of the Positive Effects of Drugs Upon the Healthy Human Organism by Timothy Field Allen

ALETRIS FARINOSA. Aletris farinosa, L. Nat. order, ...

Google previewThe Universal Gardener and Botanist; Or, A General Dictionary of Gardening and Botany, Etc (1778)

by Thomas MAWE (and ABERCROMBIE (John) Horticulturist.), John ABERCROMBIE (Horticulturist.)

ALETRIS, Guinea Aloe, &c. The plants of this genus are herbaceous, fucculent evergreens, of the aloeaceous tribe, natives of hot climates, and retained here in ftoves for curiofity. Class and order ...

Google previewA Dictionary of English Names of Plants (1884)

Applied in England and Among English-speaking People to Cultivated and Wild Plants, Trees, and Shrubs by William Miller

Iponuea coccinea Star-grass, Hypoxis erecta and the genus Aletris Common. Aletris farinosa Golden-tipped. Aletris aurea ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Common Wildflowers of Texas & the Southern Great Plains (2005)

by Joel Ellis Holloway, Amanda Neill

Aletris aurea Colic Root SCIENTIFIC NAME: Aletris, from Greek, aA£Tpi<;, aletris, a female slave who grinds corn or a noble maiden who prepares offering cakes.

Google previewA new and complete dictionary of arts and sciences (1819)

including the latest improvement and discovery and the present states of every branch of human knowledge by George Gregory

Aletris capensis, a native of the Cape of Good Hope. It is with us a stove plant. The flower is pink. 2. Aletris farinosa, a native of North America. This, though the most hardy plant of the genus, requires to be sheltered under a frame. The flowers ...

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