Setwall

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Setwall (Bot) A plant formerly valued for its restorative qualities (Valeriana officinalis, or V. Pyrenaica).
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n setwall A name early transferred from the Oriental drug zedoary to the valerian. The root was highly popular for its'sanatory properties, mixed with many dishes to make them wholesome. The original species was Valeriana Pyrenaica, a plant cultivated in gardens, now naturalized in parts of Great Britain. Latterly the name has been understood of the common officinal valerian, V. officinalis.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Setwall set′wawl the common European valerian.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
CF. Cetewale
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. citoual—Low L. zedoaria—Pers. zadwar.