Mertensia Virginica
Lungwort Lung"wort`, n. (Bot.) (a) An herb of the genus {Pulmonaria} ({Pulmonaria officinalis}), of Europe; -- so called because the spotted appearance of the leaves resembles that of a diseased lung. (b) Any plant of the genus {Mertensia} (esp. {Mertensia Virginica} and {Mertensia Sibirica}), plants nearly related to {Pulmonaria}. The American lungwort is {Mertensia Virginica}, Virginia cowslip. --Gray. [1913 Webster]

{Cow's lungwort} mullein.

{Sea lungwort}, {Mertensia maritima}, found on the seacoast of Northern Europe and America.

{Tree lungwort}, a lichen ({Sticta pulmonacea}) growing on trees and rocks. The thallus is lacunose, and in appearance somewhat resembles the lungs, for diseases of which it was once thought a remedy. [1913 Webster]


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  • Mertensia Virginica — Lungwort Lung wort , n. (Bot.) (a) An herb of the genus {Pulmonaria} ({Pulmonaria officinalis}), of Europe; so called because the spotted appearance of the leaves resembles that of a diseased lung. (b) Any plant of the genus {Mertensia} (esp.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Mertensia virginica — virgininė mertensija statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Agurklinių šeimos dekoratyvinis, vaistinis augalas (Mertensia virginica), paplitęs Šiaurės Amerikoje. atitikmenys: lot. Mertensia virginica angl. bluebells; Virginia bluebell; Virginia… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • Mertensia Virginica — Virginia Vir*gin i*a, n. One of the States of the United States of America. a. Of or pertaining to the State of Virginia. [1913 Webster] {Virginia cowslip} (Bot.), the American lungwort ({Mertensia Virginica}). {Virginia creeper} (Bot.), a common …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Mertensia virginica — ID 53030 Symbol Key MEVI3 Common Name Virginia bluebells Family Boraginaceae Category Dicot Division Magnoliophyta US Nativity Native to U.S. US/NA Plant Yes State Distribution AL, AR, DC, DE, GA, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS,… …   USDA Plant Characteristics

  • Mertensia virginica — noun smooth erect herb of eastern North America having entire leaves and showy blue flowers that are pink in bud • Syn: ↑Virginia bluebell, ↑Virginia cowslip • Hypernyms: ↑herb, ↑herbaceous plant • Member Holonyms: ↑Mertensia, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Mertensia virginica (L.) Pers. ex Link — Symbol MEVI3 Common Name Virginia bluebells Botanical Family Boraginaceae …   Scientific plant list

  • Mertensia virginica (L.) Pers. ex Link — Symbol MEVI3 Common Name Virginia bluebells Botanical Family Boraginaceae …   Scientific plant list

  • Mertensia maritima — Lungwort Lung wort , n. (Bot.) (a) An herb of the genus {Pulmonaria} ({Pulmonaria officinalis}), of Europe; so called because the spotted appearance of the leaves resembles that of a diseased lung. (b) Any plant of the genus {Mertensia} (esp.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Mertensia Sibirica — Lungwort Lung wort , n. (Bot.) (a) An herb of the genus {Pulmonaria} ({Pulmonaria officinalis}), of Europe; so called because the spotted appearance of the leaves resembles that of a diseased lung. (b) Any plant of the genus {Mertensia} (esp.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Mertensia —   Mertensia …   Wikipedia Español

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