Whitlow grass
Whitlow Whit"low, n. [Prov. E. whickflaw, for quickflaw, i. e., a flaw or sore at the quick; cf. Icel. kvika the quick under the nail or under a horse's hoof. See {Quick}, a., and {Flaw}.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Med.) An inflammation of the fingers or toes, generally of the last phalanx, terminating usually in suppuration. The inflammation may occupy any seat between the skin and the bone, but is usually applied to a felon or inflammation of the periosteal structures of the bone. [1913 Webster]

2. (Far.) An inflammatory disease of the feet. It occurs round the hoof, where an acrid matter is collected. [1913 Webster]

{Whitlow grass} (Bot.), name given to several inconspicuous herbs, which were thought to be a cure for the whitlow, as {Saxifraga tridactylites}, {Draba verna}, and several species of {Paronychia}. [1913 Webster]


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  • whitlow grass — ▪ plant       any plant belonging to either of two genera (Erophila and Draba), of the mustard family (Brassicaceae); some authorities believe that all these plants belong to one genus, Draba. The genus Erophila contains 10 European species, the… …   Universalium

  • whitlow grass — /ˈwɪtloʊ gras/ (say witloh grahs) noun any of several small herbaceous plants as vernal whitlow grass, Erophila verna, and Chilean whitlow grass, Paronychia brasiliana, a troublesome weed of lawns. {so called because once believed to cure… …   Australian English dictionary

  • whitlow-grass — anksta statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Bastutinių (Brassicaceae) šeimos augalų gentis (Draba). atitikmenys: lot. Draba angl. whitlow grass vok. Felsenblümchen; Hungerblümchen rus. крупка lenk. głodek …   Dekoratyvinių augalų vardynas

  • whitlow grass — noun a dwarf plant with small white flowers, formerly believed to cure whitlows. [Erophila verna and related species.] …   English new terms dictionary

  • whitlow grass — noun annual weed of Europe and North America having a rosette of basal leaves and tiny flowers followed by oblong seed capsules • Syn: ↑shadflower, ↑shad flower, ↑Draba verna • Hypernyms: ↑draba …   Useful english dictionary

  • yellow whitlow-grass — gajoji anksta statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Bastutinių šeimos dekoratyvinis augalas (Draba aizoides), paplitęs pietų Europoje. atitikmenys: lot. Draba aizoides angl. yellow whitlow grass vok. immergrünes Felsenblümchen rus. крупка… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • Siberian whitlow-grass — sibirinė anksta statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Bastutinių šeimos dekoratyvinis augalas (Draba sibirica), paplitęs pietų Europoje ir pietvakarių Azijoje. atitikmenys: lot. Draba sibirica angl. Siberian whitlow grass vok. sibirisches… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • Whitlow — Whit low, n. [Prov. E. whickflaw, for quickflaw, i. e., a flaw or sore at the quick; cf. Icel. kvika the quick under the nail or under a horse s hoof. See {Quick}, a., and {Flaw}.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Med.) An inflammation of the fingers or toes,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Whitlow-wort — Whit low wort , n. (Bot.) Same as {Whitlow grass}, under {Whitlow}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Quick grass — Quick Quick, a. [Compar. {Quicker}; superl. {Quickest}.] [As. cwic, cwicu, cwucu, cucu, living; akin to OS. quik, D. kwik, OHG. quec, chec, G. keck bold, lively, Icel. kvikr living, Goth. qius, Lith. q[=y]vas, Russ. zhivoi, L. vivus living,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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