Rhatany
Rhatany Rhat"a*ny, Rhatanhy Rhat"an*hy, n. [Sp. ratania, rata[~n]a, Peruv. rata[~n]a.] The powerfully astringent root of a half-shrubby Peruvian plant ({Krameria triandra}). It is used in medicine and to color port wine. [Written also {ratany}.] [1913 Webster]

{Savanilla rhatany}, the root of {Krameria Ixina}, a native of New Granada. [1913 Webster]


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  • rhatany — [rat′ n ē] n. pl. rhatanies [Sp ratania, rataña < Quechua ratánia, astringent] 1. the strongly astringent root of any of several South American dicotyledonous plants (genus Krameria, family Krameriaceae, order Polygalales) 2. any of these… …   English World dictionary

  • Rhatany — Taxobox name = Rhatany image width = 240px image caption = K. lappacea regnum = Plantae divisio = Magnoliophyta classis = Magnoliopsida ordo = Zygophyllales familia = Krameriaceae genus = Krameria genus authority = L. subdivision ranks = Species… …   Wikipedia

  • rhatany — /rat n ee/, n., pl. rhatanies. 1. either of two South American shrubs belonging to the genus Krameria, of the legume family, K. tiandra (knotty rhatany or Peruvian rhatany) or K. argentea (Brazilian rhatany or Pará rhatany). 2. the root of either …   Universalium

  • rhatany — baltoji ratanija statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Ratanijinių šeimos vaistinis augalas (Krameria argentea), paplitęs Pietų Amerikoje. atitikmenys: lot. Krameria argentea angl. Brazilian krameria; Brazilian rhatany; brown rhatany; rhatany… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • rhatany — kibioji ratanija statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Ratanijinių šeimos vaistinis augalas (Krameria lappacea), paplitęs Pietų Amerikoje. atitikmenys: lot. Krameria lappacea angl. rhatany; rhatany root vok. Ratanhia isp. mapato šaltinis… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • rhatany — rætnɪ n. either of two South American shrubs from the genus Krameria; dried root derived from the rhatany shrub (used as an astringent and coloring agent in wine) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • rhatany — rhat·a·ny rat ən ē n, pl nies KRAMERIA (2) …   Medical dictionary

  • rhatany — [ ratəni] noun a South American shrub whose roots yield an astringent extract used in medicine. [Genus Krameria.] Origin C19: from mod. L. rhatania, via Port. and Sp. from Quechua ratánya …   English new terms dictionary

  • rhatany — rhat·a·ny …   English syllables

  • rhatany — /ˈrætəni/ (say ratuhnee) noun (plural rhatanies) 1. a procumbent leguminous shrub, Krameria triandra, from Peru, the root of which is used as an astringent and tonic in medicine and also to colour port wine. 2. some other plant of this genus,… …   Australian English dictionary

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