Pleurisy-root

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Pleurisy-root a plant common in the United States, of which the root has medicinal repute, the infusion being used as a diaphoretic and expectorant
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr., a rib.

Usage

In literature:

When they came to the large beds of orange pleurisy root the Girl cried out with pleasure.
"The Harvester" by Gene Stratton Porter
This flower has a variety of names: it is called pleurisy root, and wind root, and orange root.
"The Library of Work and Play: Gardening and Farming." by Ellen Eddy Shaw
Unlike the other milkweeds, the Pleurisy Root contains little or no milky juice.
"Ginseng and Other Medicinal Plants" by A. R. (Arthur Robert) Harding
Pleurisy root, 1 ounce.
"The American Reformed Cattle Doctor" by George Dadd
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In news:

Butterflyweed , or pleurisy root, is one of the more glorious flowering roadside plants in America, and here in the Ozarks it has started to bloom.
Butterflyweed, or pleurisy root, is one of the more glorious flowering roadside plants in America, and here in the Ozarks it has started to bloom.
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