• WordNet 3.6
    • n asclepiad any plant of the family Asclepiadaceae
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Asclepiad (Gr. & L. Pros) A choriambic verse, first used by the Greek poet Asclepias, consisting of four feet, viz., a spondee, two choriambi, and an iambus.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n asclepiad [capitalized] In ancient prosody, an Asclepiadic (verse or line).
    • n asclepiad In botany, a member of the order Asclepiadaceæ.
    • n asclepiad [capitalized] One of the Asclepiads (which see).
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Asclepiad as-klē-pi-ad in ancient prosody, a verse consisting of a spondee, two (or three) choriambi, and an iambus
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Asclepiadēs, a Greek poet.


In literature:

PHAEDRUS: Hippocrates the Asclepiad says that the nature even of the body can only be understood as a whole.
"Phaedrus" by Plato
The majority of orchids differ from other seed plants (with the exception of the Asclepiads) in having no dust-like pollen.
"Darwin and Modern Science" by A.C. Seward and Others
Asclepiades the physician, that it is the concurrent exercitation of the senses.
"Essays and Miscellanies" by Plutarch
Here and there a vine-like creeper (an Asclepiad) trails upon the ground.
"Spinifex and Sand" by David W Carnegie
Of these was Asclepiades, who enjoyed the friendship of Cicero.
"Beacon Lights of History, Volume III" by John Lord
Again, two authors of the fourth century, Palaephatus and Asclepiades, cite the Dusaules and Baubo legend.
"The Homeric Hymns A New Prose Translation; and Essays, Literary and Mythological" by Andrew Lang
Now Asclepiades, after conversing with Theodorus, straightway reported the whole matter to Germanus.
"History of the Wars, Books III and IV (of 8)" by Procopius
Asclepiades had many pupils, and his teaching led to the foundation of the Medical School of the Methodists.
"Outlines of Greek and Roman Medicine" by James Sands Elliott
The ancient writers, Asclepiades and Pherecydes, tell us, that Argus was the son of Arestor.
"The Metamorphoses of Ovid" by Publius Ovidius Naso
Asclepiades, bishop of Antioch, suffered many tortures, but his life was spared.
"Fox's Book of Martyrs" by John Foxe
The famous Asclepiads held that respiration was for the generation of the soul itself, breath and life being thus considered to be identical.
"Fathers of Biology" by Charles McRae
Hippocrates, the best of physicians lived to an 104, but Asclepiades, a Persian physician, reached 150.
"Buchanan's Journal of Man, September 1887" by Various
Asclepiades died at an advanced age.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 7" by Various
He was soon followed by one of his countrymen named Asclepiades.
"Woman in Science" by John Augustine Zahm
Other later Greek elegists of high reputation were Asclepiades and Euphorion.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 9, Slice 3" by Various
However, Ruinart states that the judge Asclepiades condemned him to be burnt.
"A Philosophical Dictionary, Volume 3 (of 10)" by François-Marie Arouet (AKA Voltaire)
Plutarch fixes its apparition to the time when Asclepiades of Bithynia flourished as one of his disciples.
"Curiosities of Medical Experience" by J. G. (John Gideon) Millingen
Pliny is not disposed to be altogether pleased with Asclepiades, though he recounts his merits fairly.
"Dealings With The Dead" by A Sexton of the Old School
It appears to have been the fermented juice of some asclepiad plant which was mixed with milk.
"India Through the Ages" by Flora Annie Steel

In poetry:

Chiron had survived the smart
Of the Hydra-tainted dart,
And Jove's bolt had been with ease
Foil'd by Asclepiades.
"On The Death Of The Vice-Chancellor, A Physician (Translated From Milton)" by William Cowper