worm grass
Pinkroot Pink"root`, n. 1. (Med.) The root of {Spigelia Marilandica}, used as a powerful vermifuge; also, that of {Spigelia Anthelmia}. See definition 2 (below). [1913 Webster]

2. (Bot.) (a) A perennial North American herb ({Spigelia Marilandica}), sometimes cultivated for its showy red blossoms. Called also {Carolina pink}, {Maryland pinkroot}, and {worm grass}. (b) An annual South American and West Indian plant ({Spigelia Anthelmia}). [1913 Webster]


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  • Worm grass — Worm Worm (w[^u]rm), n. [OE. worm, wurm, AS. wyrm; akin to D. worm, OS. & G. wurm, Icel. ormr, Sw. & Dan. orm, Goth. wa[ u]rms, L. vermis, Gr. ? a wood worm. Cf. {Vermicelli}, {Vermilion}, {Vermin}.] [1913 Webster] 1. A creeping or a crawling… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • worm grass — noun 1. : pinkroot 2. : a European white flowered stonecrop (Sedum album) * * * the pinkroot, Spigelia marilandica. [1570 80] * * * worm grass noun 1. Pinkroot, any of several types of pink, whose roots are used as a vermifuge 2. A kind of… …   Useful english dictionary

  • worm-grass — nuodingoji spigelija statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Spigelijinių šeimos vaistinis nuodingas augalas (Spigelia anthelmia), paplitęs Šiaurės ir Pietų Amerikoje. atitikmenys: lot. Spigelia anthelmia angl. West Indian pink; worm grass šaltinis …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • worm grass — the pinkroot, Spigelia marilandica. [1570 80] * * * …   Universalium

  • worm-grass — …   Useful english dictionary

  • Worm — (w[^u]rm), n. [OE. worm, wurm, AS. wyrm; akin to D. worm, OS. & G. wurm, Icel. ormr, Sw. & Dan. orm, Goth. wa[ u]rms, L. vermis, Gr. ? a wood worm. Cf. {Vermicelli}, {Vermilion}, {Vermin}.] [1913 Webster] 1. A creeping or a crawling animal of any …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Worm abscess — Worm Worm (w[^u]rm), n. [OE. worm, wurm, AS. wyrm; akin to D. worm, OS. & G. wurm, Icel. ormr, Sw. & Dan. orm, Goth. wa[ u]rms, L. vermis, Gr. ? a wood worm. Cf. {Vermicelli}, {Vermilion}, {Vermin}.] [1913 Webster] 1. A creeping or a crawling… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Worm fence — Worm Worm (w[^u]rm), n. [OE. worm, wurm, AS. wyrm; akin to D. worm, OS. & G. wurm, Icel. ormr, Sw. & Dan. orm, Goth. wa[ u]rms, L. vermis, Gr. ? a wood worm. Cf. {Vermicelli}, {Vermilion}, {Vermin}.] [1913 Webster] 1. A creeping or a crawling… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Worm gear — Worm Worm (w[^u]rm), n. [OE. worm, wurm, AS. wyrm; akin to D. worm, OS. & G. wurm, Icel. ormr, Sw. & Dan. orm, Goth. wa[ u]rms, L. vermis, Gr. ? a wood worm. Cf. {Vermicelli}, {Vermilion}, {Vermin}.] [1913 Webster] 1. A creeping or a crawling… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • worm gear — Worm Worm (w[^u]rm), n. [OE. worm, wurm, AS. wyrm; akin to D. worm, OS. & G. wurm, Icel. ormr, Sw. & Dan. orm, Goth. wa[ u]rms, L. vermis, Gr. ? a wood worm. Cf. {Vermicelli}, {Vermilion}, {Vermin}.] [1913 Webster] 1. A creeping or a crawling… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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