unicorn root
Colicroot Col"ic*root`, n. A bitter American herb of the Bloodwort family, with the leaves all radical, and the small yellow or white flowers in a long spike ({Aletris farinosa} and {Aletris aurea}). Called sometimes {star grass}, {blackroot}, {blazing star}, and {unicorn root}. [1913 Webster]

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  • Unicorn root — Unicorn U ni*corn, n. [OE. unicorne, F. unicorne, L. unicornis one horned, having a single horn; unus one + cornu a horn; cf. L. unicornuus a unicorn. See {One}, and {Horn}.] 1. A fabulous animal with one horn; the monoceros; often represented in …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • unicorn-root — miltuotasis širmonis statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Nartecinių šeimos dekoratyvinis, vaistinis augalas (Aletris farinosa), paplitęs Šiaurės Amerikoje. atitikmenys: lot. Aletris farinosa angl. agueroot; colicroot; crow corn; mealy star… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • unicorn root — noun any of several perennials of the genus Aletris having grasslike leaves and bitter roots reputed to cure colic • Syn: ↑colicroot, ↑colic root, ↑crow corn, ↑star grass • Hypernyms: ↑liliaceous plant • Hyponyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • false unicorn-root — geltonasis žemėragis statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Melantinių šeimos vaistinis augalas (Chamaelirium luteum), paplitęs Šiaurės Amerikoje. atitikmenys: lot. Chamaelirium luteum angl. blazing star; devil s bit; fairy wand; false unicorn;… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • false unicorn root — noun also false unicorn or false unicorn plant 1. : blazing star b 2. : a colicroot (Aletris farinosa) …   Useful english dictionary

  • Unicorn — U ni*corn, n. [OE. unicorne, F. unicorne, L. unicornis one horned, having a single horn; unus one + cornu a horn; cf. L. unicornuus a unicorn. See {One}, and {Horn}.] 1. A fabulous animal with one horn; the monoceros; often represented in… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • unicorn bird — Unicorn U ni*corn, n. [OE. unicorne, F. unicorne, L. unicornis one horned, having a single horn; unus one + cornu a horn; cf. L. unicornuus a unicorn. See {One}, and {Horn}.] 1. A fabulous animal with one horn; the monoceros; often represented in …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Unicorn fish — Unicorn U ni*corn, n. [OE. unicorne, F. unicorne, L. unicornis one horned, having a single horn; unus one + cornu a horn; cf. L. unicornuus a unicorn. See {One}, and {Horn}.] 1. A fabulous animal with one horn; the monoceros; often represented in …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Unicorn moth — Unicorn U ni*corn, n. [OE. unicorne, F. unicorne, L. unicornis one horned, having a single horn; unus one + cornu a horn; cf. L. unicornuus a unicorn. See {One}, and {Horn}.] 1. A fabulous animal with one horn; the monoceros; often represented in …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • unicorn prominent — Unicorn U ni*corn, n. [OE. unicorne, F. unicorne, L. unicornis one horned, having a single horn; unus one + cornu a horn; cf. L. unicornuus a unicorn. See {One}, and {Horn}.] 1. A fabulous animal with one horn; the monoceros; often represented in …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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