pellitory-of-Spain

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n pellitory-of-Spain a small Mediterranean plant containing a volatile oil once used to relieve toothache
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Pellitory-of-Spain a plant which grows in Algeria, the root of which causes in the hands first a sensation of extreme cold, then one of a burning heat
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. parietaria, the wall-plant—parietariusparies, parietis, a wall.