Purging flax
Purging Pur"ging, a. That purges; cleansing. [1913 Webster]

{Purging flax} (Bot.), an annual European plant of the genus {Linum} ({Linum catharticum}); dwarf wild flax; -- so called from its use as a cathartic medicine. [1913 Webster]


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  • purging flax — n a European annual herb (Linum catharticum) with white or yellowish white flowers followed by seeds that are cathartic and diuretic see LININ …   Medical dictionary

  • purging flax — noun : a European annual herb (Linum catharticum) with white or yellowish white flowers followed by seeds that are cathartic and diuretic called also fairy flax; see linin I * * * purging flax A small wild species of flax (Linum catharticum) • •… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Purging — Pur ging, a. That purges; cleansing. [1913 Webster] {Purging flax} (Bot.), an annual European plant of the genus {Linum} ({Linum catharticum}); dwarf wild flax; so called from its use as a cathartic medicine. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • fairy flax — noun : purging flax …   Useful english dictionary

  • mountain flax — noun 1. a. : purging flax b. : senega root c. : a centaury (Centaurium umbellatum) d. : quaking grass 1 …   Useful english dictionary

  • Linum catharticum — Purging Pur ging, a. That purges; cleansing. [1913 Webster] {Purging flax} (Bot.), an annual European plant of the genus {Linum} ({Linum catharticum}); dwarf wild flax; so called from its use as a cathartic medicine. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • linin — 1. A bitter glycoside obtained from Linum catharticum (family Linaceae). 2. A protein in linseed. 3. Obsolete term for the threadlike, nonstaining (achromatic) substance of the cell nucleus, on which chromatin granules were thou …   Medical dictionary

  • mill-mountain — /milˈmownˈtən/ noun Purging flax (see under ↑flax) ORIGIN: Origin unknown …   Useful english dictionary

  • fairy lint — noun : purging flax …   Useful english dictionary

  • List of Biblical names — This is a list of names from the Bible, mainly taken from the 19th century public domain resource: : Hitchcock s New and Complete Analysis of the Holy Bible by Roswell D. Hitchcock, New York: A. J. Johnson, 1874, c1869.Each name is given with its …   Wikipedia

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