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]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • pinkroot — ☆ pinkroot [piŋk′ro͞ot΄ ] n. a plant (Spigelia marilandica) of the logania family, with tufted stems and red flowers with yellow throats, native to the SE U.S …   English World dictionary

  • pinkroot — puošnioji spigelija statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Spigelijinių šeimos dekoratyvinis, vaistinis augalas (Spigelia marilandica), paplitęs Šiaurės Amerikoje. atitikmenys: lot. Spigelia marilandica angl. Indian pink; pinkroot; spigelia… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • pinkroot — noun Date: 1763 any of several American plants (genus Spigelia) related to the nux vomica and used as anthelmintics; especially a United States woodland herb (S. marilandica) sometimes cultivated for its showy red and yellow flowers …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • pinkroot — /pingk rooht , root /, n. 1. the root of any of various plants belonging to the genus Spigelia, of the logania family, esp. that of S. marilandica of the U.S., that is used as a vermifuge. 2. any of these plants. [1755 65, Amer; PINK1 + ROOT1] *… …   Universalium

  • pinkroot — pink·root piŋ .krüt, .kru̇t n any of several plants of the genus Spigelia related to the nux vomica and used as anthelmintics …   Medical dictionary

  • pinkroot — pink•root [[t]ˈpɪŋkˌrut, ˌrʊt[/t]] n. pln any of various plants belonging to the genus Spigelia, of the logania family, esp. S. marilandica of the U.S., the root of which is used as a vermifuge • Etymology: 1755–65, amer …   From formal English to slang

  • pinkroot — /ˈpɪŋkrut/ (say pingkrooht) noun 1. the root of any of various plants of the genus Spigelia, which is used as a vermifuge. 2. any of these plants …   Australian English dictionary

  • pinkroot — noun a fungal disease of onions • Hypernyms: ↑plant disease …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • indian pinkroot — noun see indian pink 1b …   Useful english dictionary

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”