Climbing fumitory
Fumitory Fu"mi*to*ry, n. [OE. fumetere, F. fumeterre, prop., smoke of the ground, fr. L. fumus smoke + terra earth. See {Fume}, and {Terrace}.] (Bot.) The common uame of several species of the genus Fumaria, annual herbs of the Old World, with finely dissected leaves and small flowers in dense racemes or spikes. {F. officinalis} is a common species, and was formerly used as an antiscorbutic. [1913 Webster]

{Climbing fumitory} (Bot.), the Alleghany vine ({Adlumia cirrhosa}); a biennial climbing plant with elegant feathery leaves and large clusters of pretty white or pinkish flowers looking like grains of rice. [1913 Webster]


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  • climbing fumitory — noun vine with feathery leaves and white or pinkish flowers; sometimes placed in genus Fumaria • Syn: ↑Allegheny vine, ↑Adlumia fungosa, ↑Fumaria fungosa • Hypernyms: ↑vine * * * noun : an herbaceous vine (Adlumi …   Useful english dictionary

  • Fumitory — Fu mi*to*ry, n. [OE. fumetere, F. fumeterre, prop., smoke of the ground, fr. L. fumus smoke + terra earth. See {Fume}, and {Terrace}.] (Bot.) The common uame of several species of the genus Fumaria, annual herbs of the Old World, with finely… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • fumitory — /fyooh mi tawr ee, tohr ee/, n., pl. fumitories. any plant of the genus Fumaria, esp. a delicate herb, F. officinalis, having finely dissected, grayish leaves and spikes of purplish flowers. [1350 1400; alter. of earlier fumiterre, ME fumetere <… …   Universalium

  • fumitory family — noun erect or climbing herbs of the northern hemisphere and southern Africa: bleeding heart; Dutchman s breeches; fumitory; squirrel corn • Syn: ↑Fumariaceae, ↑family Fumariaceae • Hypernyms: ↑dilleniid dicot family • Member Holonyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • fumitory — noun Etymology: Middle English fumeterre, from Anglo French, from Medieval Latin fumus terrae, literally, smoke of the earth, from Latin fumus + terrae, genitive of terra earth more at terrace Date: 14th century any of a genus (Fumaria of the… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Adlumia cirrhosa — Fumitory Fu mi*to*ry, n. [OE. fumetere, F. fumeterre, prop., smoke of the ground, fr. L. fumus smoke + terra earth. See {Fume}, and {Terrace}.] (Bot.) The common uame of several species of the genus Fumaria, annual herbs of the Old World, with… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • F officinalis — Fumitory Fu mi*to*ry, n. [OE. fumetere, F. fumeterre, prop., smoke of the ground, fr. L. fumus smoke + terra earth. See {Fume}, and {Terrace}.] (Bot.) The common uame of several species of the genus Fumaria, annual herbs of the Old World, with… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Adlumia fungosa — ID 1331 Symbol Key ADFU Common Name allegheny vine Family Fumariaceae Category Dicot Division Magnoliophyta US Nativity Native to U.S. US/NA Plant Yes State Distribution CT, DE, IA, IL, IN, KY, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, NC, NH, NJ, NY, OH, PA, RI, TN,… …   USDA Plant Characteristics

  • Adlumia fungosa — Scientific classification Kingdom: Plantae (unranked) …   Wikipedia

  • Adlumia — noun one species: climbing fumitory • Syn: ↑genus Adlumia • Hypernyms: ↑dilleniid dicot genus • Member Holonyms: ↑Fumariaceae, ↑family Fumariaceae, ↑fumitory …   Useful english dictionary

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