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Definition of the noun aletris
What does aletris mean as a name of something?
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- 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
- unicorn root / colic root / star grass / colicroot / crow corn = any of several perennials of the genus Aletris having grasslike leaves and bitter roots reputed to cure colic
- Aletris farinosa / ague grass / ague root = colicroot having a scurfy or granuliferous perianth and white flowers
- yellow colicroot / Aletris aurea = colicroot with yellow-bracted racemose flowers; smaller than Aletris farinosa
Phrases with Aletris
Phrases starting with the word Aletris:
- Aletris Alba
- aletris aurea
- Aletris lutea
- Aletris Lucida
- Aletris obovata
- Aletris Spicata
- aletris farinosa
- Aletris Fragrans
- Aletris japonica
- Aletris bracteata
- Aletris Chinensis
- Aletris Dickinsii
- Aletris Zeylanica
- Aletris Guineensis
- Aletris Littoralis
- Aletris X tottenii
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N.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 ...
The 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 ...
by W. A. Dewey
According to Hale, "Aletris is the China of the uterine organs.
Farmers' Bulletin (1917)
Aletris is a slow-growing plant which seems to thrive best on ...
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 ...
Medical 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.
Citizen 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 ...
The 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 ...
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 ...
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.
by Abdur Rehman
Aletris farinosa Agraphis nutans Ailanthus glandulosa Aletris farinosa.
Encyclopaedia Londinensis (1810)
by John Wilkes
Aletris farinosa, or American aletris : stemless, leaves lanceolate membranaceotts, flowers alternate. This species has a tuberous root, ...
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.
A Record of the Positive Effects of Drugs Upon the Healthy Human Organism by Timothy Field Allen
ALETRIS FARINOSA. Aletris farinosa, L. Nat. order, ...
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 ...
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 ...
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.
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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Anagrams of ALETRIS
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