Pleurisy root
Pleurisy Pleu"ri*sy, n. [F. pleur['e]sie, L. pleurisis, pleuritis, Gr pleyri^tis (sc. no`sos), fr. pleyra` rib, side.] (Med.) An inflammation of the pleura, usually accompanied with fever, pain, difficult respiration, and cough, and with exudation into the pleural cavity. [1913 Webster]

{Pleurisy root}. (Bot.) (a) The large tuberous root of a kind of milkweed ({Asclepias tuberosa}) which is used as a remedy for pleuritic and other diseases. (b) The plant itself, which has deep orange-colored flowers; -- called also {butterfly weed}. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • pleurisy root — ☆ pleurisy root n. 1. BUTTERFLY WEED 2. the root of this plant, formerly used as a cure for pleurisy …   English World dictionary

  • pleurisy root — n 1) BUTTERFLY WEED 2) ASCLEPIAS (3) …   Medical dictionary

  • pleurisy root — noun erect perennial of eastern and southern United States having showy orange flowers • Syn: ↑butterfly weed, ↑orange milkweed, ↑chigger flower, ↑chiggerflower, ↑tuber root, ↑Indian paintbrush, ↑Asclepias tuberosa …   Useful english dictionary

  • pleurisy-root — gumbinis klemalis statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Klemalinių šeimos dekoratyvinis, vaistinis augalas (Asclepias tuberosa), paplitęs Šiaurės Amerikoje. atitikmenys: lot. Asclepias tuberosa angl. butterfly weed; chiegerflower; pleurisy root… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • pleurisy root — 1. a North American milkweed, Asclepias tuberosa, whose root was used as a remedy for pleurisy. 2. the root. [1775 85, Amer.] * * * …   Universalium

  • pleurisy-root — pleuˈrisy root noun An American asclepias plant (Asclepias tuberosa) reputed as a diaphoretic and expectorant • • • Main Entry: ↑pleura …   Useful english dictionary

  • Pleurisy — Pleu ri*sy, n. [F. pleur[ e]sie, L. pleurisis, pleuritis, Gr pleyri^tis (sc. no sos), fr. pleyra rib, side.] (Med.) An inflammation of the pleura, usually accompanied with fever, pain, difficult respiration, and cough, and with exudation into the …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • tuber root — noun erect perennial of eastern and southern United States having showy orange flowers • Syn: ↑butterfly weed, ↑orange milkweed, ↑chigger flower, ↑chiggerflower, ↑pleurisy root, ↑Indian paintbrush, ↑Asclepias tuberosa …   Useful english dictionary

  • Asclepias tuberosa — Pleurisy Pleu ri*sy, n. [F. pleur[ e]sie, L. pleurisis, pleuritis, Gr pleyri^tis (sc. no sos), fr. pleyra rib, side.] (Med.) An inflammation of the pleura, usually accompanied with fever, pain, difficult respiration, and cough, and with exudation …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • butterfly weed — Pleurisy Pleu ri*sy, n. [F. pleur[ e]sie, L. pleurisis, pleuritis, Gr pleyri^tis (sc. no sos), fr. pleyra rib, side.] (Med.) An inflammation of the pleura, usually accompanied with fever, pain, difficult respiration, and cough, and with exudation …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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