Senecio Saracenicus
Saracen Sar"a*cen, n. [L. Saracenus perhaps fr. Ar. sharqi, pl. sharqi[=i]n, Oriental, Eastern, fr. sharaqa to rise, said of the sun: cf. F. sarrasin. Cf. {Sarcenet}, {Sarrasin}, {Sirocco}.] Anciently, an Arab; later, a Mussulman; in the Middle Ages, the common term among Christians in Europe for a Mohammedan hostile to the crusaders. [1913 Webster]

{Saracens' consound} (Bot.), a kind of ragwort ({Senecio Saracenicus}), anciently used to heal wounds. [1913 Webster]


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  • Senecĭo [2] — Senecĭo (S. L.), Pflanzengattung aus der Familie der Zusammengesetzten, Ordnung Radiaten Spr., Compositae Senecionideae Eusenecioneae, 19. Kl. 2. Ordn. L.; allgemeiner Kelch walzlich od. kegelförmig, Blättchen einreihig, an der Basis von einem… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Saracen — Sar a*cen, n. [L. Saracenus perhaps fr. Ar. sharqi, pl. sharqi[=i]n, Oriental, Eastern, fr. sharaqa to rise, said of the sun: cf. F. sarrasin. Cf. {Sarcenet}, {Sarrasin}, {Sirocco}.] Anciently, an Arab; later, a Mussulman; in the Middle Ages, the …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Saracens' consound — Saracen Sar a*cen, n. [L. Saracenus perhaps fr. Ar. sharqi, pl. sharqi[=i]n, Oriental, Eastern, fr. sharaqa to rise, said of the sun: cf. F. sarrasin. Cf. {Sarcenet}, {Sarrasin}, {Sirocco}.] Anciently, an Arab; later, a Mussulman; in the Middle… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Steinginsel — (Steingünsel), ist 1) Ajuga pyramidalis; 2) Senecio saracenicus …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Wundkraut — Wundkraut, ist 1) (Wundklee), Anthyllis vulneraria; 2) Sedum telephium; 3) Heidnisch, od. Gülden W., Solidago virga aurea; 4) Senecio saracenicus u. S. Fuchsii Gmel.; 5) Heiliges W., Nicotiana tabacum …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Heil über Alles — Heil über Alles, Pflanze, ist Senecio saracenicus …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • saracen's comfrey — noun or saracen s consound Usage: usually capitalized S : a ragwort (Senecio saracenicus) believed to have been used by the Saracens to heal wounds …   Useful english dictionary

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