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Definition of the noun alexandria senna
What does alexandria senna mean as a name of something?
- erect shrub having racemes of tawny yellow flowers; the dried leaves are used medicinally as a cathartic; sometimes placed in genus Cassia
- lexical domain: Plants - nouns denoting plants
- scientific names: Cassia acutifolia / species Cassia acutifolia / Cassia alexandrina / species Cassia alexandrina / Cassia angustifolia / species Cassia angustifolia / Cassia lanceolata / species Cassia lanceolata / Cassia senna / species Cassia senna / Senna acutifolia / species Senna acutifolia / Senna alexandrina / species Senna alexandrina / Senna angustifolia / species Senna angustifolia
- synonyms of Alexandria senna: Alexandrian senna / Cassia augustifolia / Indian senna / tinnevelly senna / true senna
- more generic word: senna = any of various plants of the genus Senna having pinnately compound leaves and showy usually yellow flowers
- geographic area: Caribbean
- observational distribution: specimen and observational data from the Global Biodiversity Information Facility Network (not necessarily true occurrence density gradients)
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The dictionary of medical and surgical knowledge, by the editor of the 'Dictionary of useful knowledge'. (1864)
Take of— Alexandria senna . . 1 ounce. Ginger ...... 2 drachms. Cardamom seeds . . 2 drachms. Boiling water...
by Richard Dennis Hoblyn
Alexandria senna. The leaflets of Cassia acxttifolia, C. obovata, and sometimes C . jEtkiopica always mixed with the leaves of Cynanchum Argel, and sometimes with those of Tepkrosia ApolUnea. [7. American Sentia. The leaves of the Cassia ...
Nelson's Encyclopaedia (1913)
Everybody's Book of Reference ... by Frank Moore Colby, George Sandeman
The so-called Alexandria senna is the product of C. acutifolia; the long-leaved senna is derived from C. elon- gata. Senna has a peculiar odor and a curious, sweetish, mucilaginous taste. It is much used as a cathartic drug, and is one of the ...
An International Work of Reference, Complete in Twelve Volumes, with 7000 Illustrations, Colored Plates, Colored Maps and Engravings
The so»called Alexandria senna is the product of C. acuti'foli'a; the long-leaved senna is derived from C. elongata. Senna has a peculiar odor and a curious, sweetish,»mucilaginous taste. It is much used as a cathartic drug. and is one of the ...
Containing a Concise Explanation of All the Terms Used in Medicine, Surgery, Pharmacy, Botany, Natural History, Chymistry, and Materia Medica by John Redman Coxe
Cassia лгут, _ fzurgatrz'x, _ [be purgmg Cas' ватты, Sla* 86mm, the plant affording the Alexandria Senna.
by Carole J. Skelly
ALEXANDRIA SENNA: See CASSIA. ALFALFA (Medicago sativa) [Leguminosae] Buffalo herb; Lucerne; Purplemedic: Alfalfa leavesarea common ingredient in herbal teas.
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