Mercurialis annua
boys-and-girls oys-and-girls n. (Bot.) a Eurafrican annual ({Mercurialis annua}) naturalized in America as a weed; formerly dried for use as a purgative, diuretic or antisyphilitic.

Syn: herb mercury, herbs mercury. [WordNet 1.5]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Mercurialis annua — Mercury Mer cu*ry, n. [L. Mercurius; akin to merx wares.] 1. (Rom. Myth.) A Latin god of commerce and gain; treated by the poets as identical with the Greek Hermes, messenger of the gods, conductor of souls to the lower world, and god of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Mercurialis annua — ID 53300 Symbol Key MEAN Common Name annual mercury Family Euphorbiaceae Category Dicot Division Magnoliophyta US Nativity Introduced to U.S. US/NA Plant Yes State Distribution AL, CA, DC, DE, IL, MA, MD, ME, NJ, NY, OH, OR, PA, SC Growth Habit… …   USDA Plant Characteristics

  • Mercurialis annua — noun Eurafrican annual naturalized in America as a weed; formerly dried for use as a purgative, diuretic or antisyphilitic • Syn: ↑herb mercury, ↑herbs mercury, ↑boys and girls • Hypernyms: ↑herb, ↑herbaceous plant • Member Holonyms …   Useful english dictionary

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