wall pellitory

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n wall pellitory herb that grows in crevices having long narrow leaves and small pink apetalous flowers
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Wall pellitory (Bot) a European plant (Parictaria officinalis) growing on old walls, and formerly esteemed medicinal.
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Usage

In literature:

She picked a little piece of pellitory out of the breast-high wall in front of us.
"The Good Soldier" by Ford Madox Ford
You may boil in it Pellitory of the wall, Agrimony, or what herbs you please.
"The Closet of Sir Kenelm Digby Knight Opened" by Kenelm Digby
The best pellitory I ever plucked out of a wall.
"Hypolympia" by Edmund Gosse
Wall-pellitories showed their strange clusters in tasteful arrangement.
"Toilers of the Sea" by Victor Hugo
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