Maryland pinkroot
Pinkroot Pink"root`, n. 1. (Med.) The root of {Spigelia Marilandica}, used as a powerful vermifuge; also, that of {Spigelia Anthelmia}. See definition 2 (below). [1913 Webster]

2. (Bot.) (a) A perennial North American herb ({Spigelia Marilandica}), sometimes cultivated for its showy red blossoms. Called also {Carolina pink}, {Maryland pinkroot}, and {worm grass}. (b) An annual South American and West Indian plant ({Spigelia Anthelmia}). [1913 Webster]


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  • maryland pinkroot — noun see maryland pink …   Useful english dictionary

  • Pinkroot — Pink root , n. 1. (Med.) The root of {Spigelia Marilandica}, used as a powerful vermifuge; also, that of {Spigelia Anthelmia}. See definition 2 (below). [1913 Webster] 2. (Bot.) (a) A perennial North American herb ({Spigelia Marilandica}),… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • maryland pink — noun also maryland pinkroot Usage: usually capitalized M : pinkroot a …   Useful english dictionary

  • Carolina pink — Pinkroot Pink root , n. 1. (Med.) The root of {Spigelia Marilandica}, used as a powerful vermifuge; also, that of {Spigelia Anthelmia}. See definition 2 (below). [1913 Webster] 2. (Bot.) (a) A perennial North American herb ({Spigelia… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Spigelia Anthelmia — Pinkroot Pink root , n. 1. (Med.) The root of {Spigelia Marilandica}, used as a powerful vermifuge; also, that of {Spigelia Anthelmia}. See definition 2 (below). [1913 Webster] 2. (Bot.) (a) A perennial North American herb ({Spigelia… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Spigelia Anthelmia — Pinkroot Pink root , n. 1. (Med.) The root of {Spigelia Marilandica}, used as a powerful vermifuge; also, that of {Spigelia Anthelmia}. See definition 2 (below). [1913 Webster] 2. (Bot.) (a) A perennial North American herb ({Spigelia… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Spigelia Marilandica — Pinkroot Pink root , n. 1. (Med.) The root of {Spigelia Marilandica}, used as a powerful vermifuge; also, that of {Spigelia Anthelmia}. See definition 2 (below). [1913 Webster] 2. (Bot.) (a) A perennial North American herb ({Spigelia… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Spigelia Marilandica — Pinkroot Pink root , n. 1. (Med.) The root of {Spigelia Marilandica}, used as a powerful vermifuge; also, that of {Spigelia Anthelmia}. See definition 2 (below). [1913 Webster] 2. (Bot.) (a) A perennial North American herb ({Spigelia… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • worm grass — Pinkroot Pink root , n. 1. (Med.) The root of {Spigelia Marilandica}, used as a powerful vermifuge; also, that of {Spigelia Anthelmia}. See definition 2 (below). [1913 Webster] 2. (Bot.) (a) A perennial North American herb ({Spigelia… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Alexander Garden (naturalist) — Dr Alexander Garden (1730 – 1791) is most famous as a botanist whose name lives on in the gardenia flower, though he was also a physician and zoologist. Born and educated in Scotland, he lived for many years in Charleston, South Carolina, using… …   Wikipedia

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