Fumaria

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Fumaria annual herbs whose flowers have only one petal spurred at the base
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n fumaria A genus of delicate herbaceous plants, the type of the order Fumariaceæ, distinguished by the single spur of the corolla and a globular oneseeded fruit. The species are all natives of the old world, and several are weeds in cultivated fields in Europe. The common fumitory, F. officinalis, now naturalized in most civilized countries, has a bitter, acrid taste, and was in repute from early times as a remedy for a variety of diseases.
    • n fumaria Plural of fumarium.
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Usage

In literature:

Fumaria (Corydalis) claviculata, Mohl on tendrils.
"More Letters of Charles Darwin Volume II" by Charles Darwin
In the barley fields I noticed Fumariae sp., Potentilla and Cynoglossum.
"Journals of Travels in Assam, Burma, Bhootan, Afghanistan and TheNeighbouring Countries" by William Griffith
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