Seneka root
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]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • seneka root — noun see senega root …   Useful english dictionary

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

  • seneca-root — n. [Written also Senega root and Seneka root.] Virginia snake root, rattlesnake root …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • Seneca root — 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Senega root — 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

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

  • 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Seneca — 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Seneca eil — 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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