colicroot
Blazing Blaz"ing, a. Burning with a blaze; as, a blazing fire; blazing torches. --Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster]

{Blazing star}. (a) A comet. [Obs.] (b) A brilliant center of attraction. (c) (Bot.) A name given to several plants; as, to {Cham[ae]lirium luteum} of the Lily family; {Liatris squarrosa}; and {Aletris farinosa}, called also {colicroot} and {star grass}. [1913 Webster]


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  • Colicroot — Col ic*root , n. A bitter American herb of the Bloodwort family, with the leaves all radical, and the small yellow or white flowers in a long spike ({Aletris farinosa} and {Aletris aurea}). Called sometimes {star grass}, {blackroot}, {blazing… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Colicroot — may refer to: Aletris spp. main use Apocynum androsaemifolium Asarum canadense Asclepias tuberosa Dioscorea villosa Liatris squarrosa This disambiguation page lists articles associated with the same title …   Wikipedia

  • colicroot — ☆ colicroot [käl′ikro͞ot΄ ] n. 1. a North American bitter herb (Aletris farinosa) of the lily family, with white or yellow flowers 2. any of certain other plants, as butterfly weed, supposed to cure colic …   English World dictionary

  • colicroot — miltuotasis širmonis statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Nartecinių šeimos dekoratyvinis, vaistinis augalas (Aletris farinosa), paplitęs Šiaurės Amerikoje. atitikmenys: lot. Aletris farinosa angl. agueroot; colicroot; crow corn; mealy star… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • colicroot — noun any of several perennials of the genus Aletris having grasslike leaves and bitter roots reputed to cure colic • Syn: ↑colic root, ↑crow corn, ↑star grass, ↑unicorn root • Hypernyms: ↑liliaceous plant • Hyponyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • colicroot — noun Date: 1833 any of several plants having roots used in folk medicine to treat colic; especially either of two bitter herbs (Aletris farinosa and A. aurea) of the lily family …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • colicroot — /kol ik rooht , root /, n. 1. either of two North American plants, Aletris farinosa or A. aurea, of the lily family, having small yellow or white flowers in a spikelike cluster and a root reputed to relieve colic. 2. any of certain other plants… …   Universalium

  • colicroot — col•ic•root [[t]ˈkɒl ɪkˌrut, ˌrʊt[/t]] n. 1) pln a North American plant, Aletris farinosa, of the lily family, with yellow or white flower spikes and a root used in folk medicine to relieve colic 2) pln any of certain other plants having roots… …   From formal English to slang

  • yellow colicroot — noun colicroot with yellow bracted racemose flowers; smaller than Aletris farinosa; southeastern United States • Syn: ↑Aletris aurea • Hypernyms: ↑colicroot, ↑colic root, ↑crow corn, ↑star grass, ↑unicorn root …   Useful english dictionary

  • Aletris aurea — Colicroot Col ic*root , n. A bitter American herb of the Bloodwort family, with the leaves all radical, and the small yellow or white flowers in a long spike ({Aletris farinosa} and {Aletris aurea}). Called sometimes {star grass}, {blackroot},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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