China-root

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • China-root the root-stock of a Chinese shrubby plant, formerly used in Europe medicinally, but still in the East as a remedy in rheumatic or syphilitic cases
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Usage

In literature:

China root, the 100 cattees or pekul worth 40.
"A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Volume IX." by Robert Kerr
A valuable root growing in China, Turkey, and Russian Tartary.
"A Catechism of Familiar Things; Their History, and the Events Which Led to Their Discovery" by Benziger Brothers
The Malays are supposed to cure it with the decoction of a china-root, called by them gadong, which causes a salivation.
"The History of Sumatra" by William Marsden
It was not long before the new fashion took firm root in China.
"A Chinese Wonder Book" by Norman Hinsdale Pitman
These roots, as you see, were going right down to China to look at that king on the other side if they got a chance.
"Northern Nut Growers Association, Report of the Proceedings at the Third Annual Meeting" by Northern Nut Growers Association
China-ware China-roots, Tea, &c. A Village at St. John's Island, and of their Husbandry of their Rice.
"The Philippine Islands, 1493-1898--Volume 39 of 55" by Various
The crop is practically exported from this country to China, where the roots are largely used for medicinal purposes.
"Ginseng and Other Medicinal Plants" by A. R. (Arthur Robert) Harding
Funny change of direction, from planning to go out to China and the East, about-face to planning to settle down and take root.
"Rough-Hewn" by Dorothy Canfield
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In news:

China's Ruling Party Vows to Root Out Corruption.
China pic's Square root .
Chinese actress Zhao Wei and her husband are among the wave of China's elite putting down roots in Bordeaux.
The Columbia University researcher describes his quest for HIV in San Francisco and SARS in China, the immune cascades that may cause autism, and the infectious roots of psychiatric disease.
Upon her adoption of a Chinese baby girl, filmmaker Linda Goldstein Knowlton wondered how, in years to come, her daughter would view her racial identity, her roots in China, and the family who abandoned her because of her gender.
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In science:

Tsumura, Functional relations for zeta-functions of root systems, in ‘Number Theory: Dreaming in Dreams - Proceedings of the 5th China-Japan Seminar’, T.
Sum formulas for double polylogarithms with a shifting parameter and their derivatives
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