Sea lungwort
Lungwort Lung"wort`, n. (Bot.) (a) An herb of the genus {Pulmonaria} ({Pulmonaria officinalis}), of Europe; -- so called because the spotted appearance of the leaves resembles that of a diseased lung. (b) Any plant of the genus {Mertensia} (esp. {Mertensia Virginica} and {Mertensia Sibirica}), plants nearly related to {Pulmonaria}. The American lungwort is {Mertensia Virginica}, Virginia cowslip. --Gray. [1913 Webster]

{Cow's lungwort} mullein.

{Sea lungwort}, {Mertensia maritima}, found on the seacoast of Northern Europe and America.

{Tree lungwort}, a lichen ({Sticta pulmonacea}) growing on trees and rocks. The thallus is lacunose, and in appearance somewhat resembles the lungs, for diseases of which it was once thought a remedy. [1913 Webster]


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  • sea lungwort — pajūrinė mertensija statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Agurklinių šeimos dekoratyvinis augalas (Mertensia maritima), paplitęs šiaurės Europoje. atitikmenys: lot. Mertensia maritima angl. northern shorewort; oysterplant; sea bugloss; sea… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • sea lungwort — noun : a fleshy perennial herb (Mertensia maritima) of the northern coasts of both hemispheres with ovate to spatulate leaves and usually long stalked rose pink flowers fading to pale blue or almost white * * * a plant, Mertensia maritima, of the …   Useful english dictionary

  • sea lungwort — a plant, Mertensia maritima, of the borage family, growing on northern seacoasts and having leaves with an oysterlike flavor. [1590 1600] * * * …   Universalium

  • Lungwort — Lung wort , n. (Bot.) (a) An herb of the genus {Pulmonaria} ({Pulmonaria officinalis}), of Europe; so called because the spotted appearance of the leaves resembles that of a diseased lung. (b) Any plant of the genus {Mertensia} (esp. {Mertensia… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sea bugloss — pajūrinė mertensija statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Agurklinių šeimos dekoratyvinis augalas (Mertensia maritima), paplitęs šiaurės Europoje. atitikmenys: lot. Mertensia maritima angl. northern shorewort; oysterplant; sea bugloss; sea… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • Cow's lungwort — Lungwort Lung wort , n. (Bot.) (a) An herb of the genus {Pulmonaria} ({Pulmonaria officinalis}), of Europe; so called because the spotted appearance of the leaves resembles that of a diseased lung. (b) Any plant of the genus {Mertensia} (esp.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Tree lungwort — Lungwort Lung wort , n. (Bot.) (a) An herb of the genus {Pulmonaria} ({Pulmonaria officinalis}), of Europe; so called because the spotted appearance of the leaves resembles that of a diseased lung. (b) Any plant of the genus {Mertensia} (esp.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Mertensia maritima — Lungwort Lung wort , n. (Bot.) (a) An herb of the genus {Pulmonaria} ({Pulmonaria officinalis}), of Europe; so called because the spotted appearance of the leaves resembles that of a diseased lung. (b) Any plant of the genus {Mertensia} (esp.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Mertensia Sibirica — Lungwort Lung wort , n. (Bot.) (a) An herb of the genus {Pulmonaria} ({Pulmonaria officinalis}), of Europe; so called because the spotted appearance of the leaves resembles that of a diseased lung. (b) Any plant of the genus {Mertensia} (esp.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Mertensia Virginica — Lungwort Lung wort , n. (Bot.) (a) An herb of the genus {Pulmonaria} ({Pulmonaria officinalis}), of Europe; so called because the spotted appearance of the leaves resembles that of a diseased lung. (b) Any plant of the genus {Mertensia} (esp.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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