Astragalus gummifer
Astragalus As*trag"a*lus, n. [L. See {Astragal}.] 1. (Anat.) The ankle bone, or hock bone; the bone of the tarsus which articulates with the tibia at the ankle. [1913 Webster]

2. (Bot.) A genus of papilionaceous plants, of the tribe {Galege[ae]}, containing numerous species, two of which are called, in English, {milk vetch} and {licorice vetch}. {Gum tragacanth} is obtained from different oriental species, particularly the {Astragalus gummifer} and {Astragalus verus}. [1913 Webster]

3. (Arch.) See {Astragal}, 1. [1913 Webster]


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  • Astragalus gummifer — Tragacanth Trag a*canth, n. [L. tragacanthum tragacanth, tragacantha the plant producing tragacanth, Gr. ? ? a he goat + ? a thorn: cf. F. tragacanthe.] A kind of gum procured from a spiny leguminous shrub ({Astragalus gummifer}) of Western Asia …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Astragalus gummifer — ID 7979 Symbol Key ASGU Common Name gum tragacanth milkvetch Family Fabaceae Category Dicot Division Magnoliophyta US Nativity Cultivated, or not in the U.S. US/NA Plant Yes State Distribution N/A Growth Habit N/A …   USDA Plant Characteristics

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  • Astragalus — As*trag a*lus, n. [L. See {Astragal}.] 1. (Anat.) The ankle bone, or hock bone; the bone of the tarsus which articulates with the tibia at the ankle. [1913 Webster] 2. (Bot.) A genus of papilionaceous plants, of the tribe {Galege[ae]}, containing …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Astragalus verus — Astragalus As*trag a*lus, n. [L. See {Astragal}.] 1. (Anat.) The ankle bone, or hock bone; the bone of the tarsus which articulates with the tibia at the ankle. [1913 Webster] 2. (Bot.) A genus of papilionaceous plants, of the tribe {Galege[ae]} …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Astragalus — This article is about the plant genus. For the ankle bone, see talus bone. Astragalus Astragalus tragacantha ssp. vicentinus Scientific classification …   Wikipedia

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  • Astragalus — A genus of plants (family Leguminosae), notably A. mollissimus (locoweed) on the range lands of western North America, capable of taking selenium from the soil and causing poisoning in sheep, cattle, and horses. A. gummifer is a source of… …   Medical dictionary

  • Gum tragacanth — Astragalus As*trag a*lus, n. [L. See {Astragal}.] 1. (Anat.) The ankle bone, or hock bone; the bone of the tarsus which articulates with the tibia at the ankle. [1913 Webster] 2. (Bot.) A genus of papilionaceous plants, of the tribe {Galege[ae]} …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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