Polygala Senega
Senecas Sen"e*cas, n. pl.; sing. {Seneca}. (Ethnol.) A tribe of Indians who formerly inhabited a part of Western New York. This tribe was the most numerous and most warlike of the Five Nations. [1913 Webster]

{Seneca grass}(Bot.), holy grass. See under {Holy}.

{Seneca eil}, petroleum or naphtha.

{Seneca root}, or {Seneca snakeroot} (Bot.), the rootstock of an American species of milkworth ({Polygala Senega}) having an aromatic but bitter taste. It is often used medicinally as an expectorant and diuretic, and, in large doses, as an emetic and cathartic. [Written also {Senega root}, and {Seneka root}.] [1913 Webster]


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  • Polygala Senega — Senegin Sen e*gin, n. (Med. Chem.) A substance extracted from the rootstock of the {Polygala Senega} (Seneca root), and probably identical with polygalic acid. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Polygala Senega — Snakeroot Snake root , n. (Bot.) Any one of several plants of different genera and species, most of which are (or were formerly) reputed to be efficacious as remedies for the bites of serpents; also, the roots of any of these. [1913 Webster] Note …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Polygala senega — ID 66154 Symbol Key POSE3 Common Name Seneca snakeroot Family Polygalaceae Category Dicot Division Magnoliophyta US Nativity Native to U.S. US/NA Plant Yes State Distribution AR, CT, DC, DE, GA, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, NC, ND …   USDA Plant Characteristics

  • Polygala senega — noun eastern North American plant having a terminal cluster of small white flowers and medicinal roots • Syn: ↑Seneca snakeroot, ↑Seneka snakeroot, ↑senga root, ↑senega root, ↑senega snakeroot • Hypernyms: ↑milkwort …   Useful english dictionary

  • Polygala senega L. — Symbol POSE3 Common Name Seneca snakeroot Botanical Family Polygalaceae …   Scientific plant list

  • Polygala senega L. var. latifolia Torr. & A. Gray — Symbol POSE3 Synonym Symbol POSEL Botanical Family Polygalaceae …   Scientific plant list

  • Polygala de Virginie — Polygala senega Polygala …   Wikipédia en Français

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