Styptic weed
Styptic Styp"tic, a. [L. stypticus, Gr. ?, fr. ? to contract.] Producing contraction; stopping bleeding; having the quality of restraining hemorrhage when applied to the bleeding part; astringent. [Written also {stiptic}.] [1913 Webster]

{Styptic weed} (Bot.), an American leguminous herb ({Cassia occidentalis}) closely related to the wild senna. [1913 Webster]


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  • styptic weed — noun very leafy malodorous tropical weedy shrub whose seeds have been used as an adulterant for coffee; sometimes classified in genus Cassia • Syn: ↑coffee senna, ↑mogdad coffee, ↑stinking weed, ↑Senna occidentalis, ↑Cassia occidentalis •… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Styptic — Styp tic, a. [L. stypticus, Gr. ?, fr. ? to contract.] Producing contraction; stopping bleeding; having the quality of restraining hemorrhage when applied to the bleeding part; astringent. [Written also {stiptic}.] [1913 Webster] {Styptic weed}… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • stinking weed — noun very leafy malodorous tropical weedy shrub whose seeds have been used as an adulterant for coffee; sometimes classified in genus Cassia • Syn: ↑coffee senna, ↑mogdad coffee, ↑styptic weed, ↑Senna occidentalis, ↑Cassia occidentalis •… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Cassia occidentalis — Styptic Styp tic, a. [L. stypticus, Gr. ?, fr. ? to contract.] Producing contraction; stopping bleeding; having the quality of restraining hemorrhage when applied to the bleeding part; astringent. [Written also {stiptic}.] [1913 Webster] {Styptic …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • stiptic — Styptic Styp tic, a. [L. stypticus, Gr. ?, fr. ? to contract.] Producing contraction; stopping bleeding; having the quality of restraining hemorrhage when applied to the bleeding part; astringent. [Written also {stiptic}.] [1913 Webster] {Styptic …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • coffee senna — noun very leafy malodorous tropical weedy shrub whose seeds have been used as an adulterant for coffee; sometimes classified in genus Cassia • Syn: ↑mogdad coffee, ↑styptic weed, ↑stinking weed, ↑Senna occidentalis, ↑Cassia occidentalis •… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Cassia occidentalis — noun very leafy malodorous tropical weedy shrub whose seeds have been used as an adulterant for coffee; sometimes classified in genus Cassia • Syn: ↑coffee senna, ↑mogdad coffee, ↑styptic weed, ↑stinking weed, ↑Senna occidentalis • Hypernyms:… …   Useful english dictionary

  • mogdad coffee — noun very leafy malodorous tropical weedy shrub whose seeds have been used as an adulterant for coffee; sometimes classified in genus Cassia • Syn: ↑coffee senna, ↑styptic weed, ↑stinking weed, ↑Senna occidentalis, ↑Cassia occidentalis •… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Senna occidentalis — noun very leafy malodorous tropical weedy shrub whose seeds have been used as an adulterant for coffee; sometimes classified in genus Cassia • Syn: ↑coffee senna, ↑mogdad coffee, ↑styptic weed, ↑stinking weed, ↑Cassia occidentalis • Hypernyms:… …   Useful english dictionary

  • senna — /sen euh/, n. 1. any plant, shrub, or tree belonging to the genus Cassia, of the legume family, having pinnate leaves and large clusters of flowers. 2. any of various cathartic drugs consisting of the dried leaflets of certain of these plants, as …   Universalium

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