wall pellitory
Pellitory Pel"li*to*ry, n. [OE. paritorie, OF. paritoire, F. pari['e]taire; (cf. It. & Sp. parietaria), L. parietaria the parietary, or pellitory, the wall plant, fr. parietarus belonging to the walls, fr. paries, parietis a wall. Cf. {Parietary}.] (Bot.) The common name of the several species of the genus {Parietaria}, low, harmless weeds of the Nettle family; -- also called {wall pellitory}, and {lichwort}. [1913 Webster]

Note: {Parietaria officinalis} is common on old walls in Europe; {Parietaria pennsylvanica} is found in the United States; and six or seven more species are found near the Mediterranean, or in the Orient. [1913 Webster]


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  • Wall pellitory — Wall Wall, n. [AS. weall, from L. vallum a wall, vallus a stake, pale, palisade; akin to Gr. ? a nail. Cf. {Interval}.] [1913 Webster] 1. A work or structure of stone, brick, or other materials, raised to some height, and intended for defense or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • wall pellitory — n. PELLITORY (sense 1) * * * …   Universalium

  • wall pellitory — n. PELLITORY (sense 1) …   English World dictionary

  • wall pellitory — noun herb that grows in crevices having long narrow leaves and small pink apetalous flowers • Syn: ↑pellitory of the wall, ↑pellitory, ↑Parietaria difussa • Hypernyms: ↑herb, ↑herbaceous plant • Member Holonyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • wall pellitory — vaistinė sienžolė statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Dilgėlinių šeimos vaistinis augalas (Parietaria officinalis), paplitęs pietvakarių Azijoje ir pietų Europoje. atitikmenys: lot. Parietaria officinalis angl. pellitory of the wall; wall… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • wall pellitory — /wɔl ˈpɛlətri/ (say wawl peluhtree) noun a small, bushy, European plant, Parietaria officinalis, growing on walls, and said to be a diuretic. Also, pellitory of the wall …   Australian English dictionary

  • Pellitory — Pel li*to*ry, n. [OE. paritorie, OF. paritoire, F. pari[ e]taire; (cf. It. & Sp. parietaria), L. parietaria the parietary, or pellitory, the wall plant, fr. parietarus belonging to the walls, fr. paries, parietis a wall. Cf. {Parietary}.] (Bot.)… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pellitory — [pel′i tôr΄ē] n. pl. pellitories 〚altered < ME peritorie < OFr paritoire < L parietaria < parietarius, of walls < paries: see PARIES〛 1. any of a genus (Parietaria) of plants of the nettle family, often grown as an ornamental: in full …   Universalium

  • pellitory — [pel′i tôr΄ē] n. pl. pellitories [altered < ME peritorie < OFr paritoire < L parietaria < parietarius, of walls < paries: see PARIES] 1. any of a genus (Parietaria) of plants of the nettle family, often grown as an ornamental: in… …   English World dictionary

  • Wall — Wall, n. [AS. weall, from L. vallum a wall, vallus a stake, pale, palisade; akin to Gr. ? a nail. Cf. {Interval}.] [1913 Webster] 1. A work or structure of stone, brick, or other materials, raised to some height, and intended for defense or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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