Setterwort
Setterwort Set"ter*wort`, n. (Bot.) The bear's-foot ({Helleborus f[oe]tidus}); -- so called because the root was used in settering, or inserting setons into the dewlaps of cattle. Called also {pegroots}. --Dr. Prior. [1913 Webster]

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  • setterwort — dvokiantysis eleboras statusas T sritis vardynas atitikmenys: lot. Helleborus foetidus angl. bear’s foot; setterwort; stinking hellebore vok. stinkende Nieswurz rus. морозник пахучий lenk. ciemiernik cuchnący ryšiai: žiūrėk – dvokiantysis… …   Dekoratyvinių augalų vardynas

  • setterwort — noun digitate leaved hellebore with an offensive odor and irritant qualities when taken internally • Syn: ↑stinking hellebore, ↑bear s foot, ↑Helleborus foetidus • Hypernyms: ↑hellebore …   Useful english dictionary

  • Helleborus foetidus — Setterwort Set ter*wort , n. (Bot.) The bear s foot ({Helleborus f[oe]tidus}); so called because the root was used in settering, or inserting setons into the dewlaps of cattle. Called also {pegroots}. Dr. Prior. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pegroots — Setterwort Set ter*wort , n. (Bot.) The bear s foot ({Helleborus f[oe]tidus}); so called because the root was used in settering, or inserting setons into the dewlaps of cattle. Called also {pegroots}. Dr. Prior. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hellebore — Taxobox name = Hellebore image width = 240px image caption = Helleborus niger , the so called Christmas rose , in the wild regnum = Plantae divisio = Magnoliophyta classis = Magnoliopsida ordo = Ranunculales familia = Ranunculaceae genus =… …   Wikipedia

  • Pegroots — Peg roots (p[e^]g r[=oo]ts ), n. Same as {Setterwort}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Wort plants — This is an alphabetical listing of wort plants, meaning plants that employ the syllable wort in their English language common names. According to the Oxford English Dictionary s Ask Oxford site, A word with the suffix wort is often very old. The… …   Wikipedia

  • List of wort plants — This is an alphabetical listing of wort plants, meaning plants that employ the syllable wort in their English language common names. According to the Oxford English Dictionary s Ask Oxford site, A word with the suffix wort is often very old. The… …   Wikipedia

  • Helleborus foetidus L. — Symbol HEFO8 Common Name setterwort Botanical Family Ranunculaceae …   Scientific plant list

  • Helleborus foetidus — ID 39508 Symbol Key HEFO8 Common Name setterwort Family Ranunculaceae Category Dicot Division Magnoliophyta US Nativity Introduced to U.S. US/NA Plant Yes State Distribution WA Growth Habit Forb/herb Duration …   USDA Plant Characteristics

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