Cassia Marilandica
Senna Sen"na, n. [Cf. It. & Sp. sena, Pg. sene, F. s['e]n['e]; all fr. Ar. san[=a].] 1. (Med.) The leaves of several leguminous plants of the genus Cassia. ({C. acutifolia}, {C. angustifolia}, etc.). They constitute a valuable but nauseous cathartic medicine. [1913 Webster]

2. (Bot.) The plants themselves, native to the East, but now cultivated largely in the south of Europe and in the West Indies. [1913 Webster]

{Bladder senna}. (Bot.) See under {Bladder}.

{Wild senna} (Bot.), the {Cassia Marilandica}, growing in the United States, the leaves of which are used medicinally, like those of the officinal senna. [1913 Webster]


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  • Senna marilandica — noun North American perennial herb; leaves are used medicinally; sometimes placed in genus Cassia • Syn: ↑wild senna, ↑Cassia marilandica • Hypernyms: ↑herb, ↑herbaceous plant • Member Holonyms: ↑genus Senna …   Useful english dictionary

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  • wild senna — noun North American perennial herb; leaves are used medicinally; sometimes placed in genus Cassia • Syn: ↑Senna marilandica, ↑Cassia marilandica • Hypernyms: ↑herb, ↑herbaceous plant • Member Holonyms: ↑genus Senna …   Useful english dictionary

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  • genus Senna — noun genus of shrubs and trees and herbs many of which are often classified as members of the genus Cassia • Hypernyms: ↑rosid dicot genus • Member Holonyms: ↑Caesalpinioideae, ↑subfamily Caesalpinioideae • Member Meronyms: ↑senna, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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  • Bladder senna — Senna Sen na, n. [Cf. It. & Sp. sena, Pg. sene, F. s[ e]n[ e]; all fr. Ar. san[=a].] 1. (Med.) The leaves of several leguminous plants of the genus Cassia. ({C. acutifolia}, {C. angustifolia}, etc.). They constitute a valuable but nauseous… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • C acutifolia — Senna Sen na, n. [Cf. It. & Sp. sena, Pg. sene, F. s[ e]n[ e]; all fr. Ar. san[=a].] 1. (Med.) The leaves of several leguminous plants of the genus Cassia. ({C. acutifolia}, {C. angustifolia}, etc.). They constitute a valuable but nauseous… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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