Culver's physic
Culver's physic Cul"ver's phys"ic, or Culver's root Cul"ver's root` [So called after a Dr. Culver, who used it.] (Bot.) The root of a handsome erect herb ({Leptandra Virginica} syn. {Veronica Virginica}) common in most moist woods of North America, used as an active cathartic and emetic; also, the plant itself. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

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  • Culver's physic — Cul·ver s physic kəl vərz n CULVER S ROOT Culver American physician. Culver s root or physic is commonly supposed to have been named after a Dr. Culver, who presumably used the herb for medicinal purposes. The doctor has never been specifically… …   Medical dictionary

  • Culver's physic — noun a tall perennial herb having spikes of small white or purple flowers; common in eastern North America • Syn: ↑Culver s root, ↑Culvers root, ↑Culvers physic, ↑whorlywort, ↑Veronicastrum virginicum • Hypernyms: ↑asterid dicot genus …   Useful english dictionary

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  • Culver's root — Culver s physic Cul ver s phys ic, or Culver s root Cul ver s root [So called after a Dr. Culver, who used it.] (Bot.) The root of a handsome erect herb ({Leptandra Virginica} syn. {Veronica Virginica}) common in most moist woods of North America …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Culver's root — noun a tall perennial herb having spikes of small white or purple flowers; common in eastern North America • Syn: ↑Culvers root, ↑Culver s physic, ↑Culvers physic, ↑whorlywort, ↑Veronicastrum virginicum • Hypernyms: ↑asterid dicot genus …   Useful english dictionary

  • Culver's root — /kʌlvəz ˈrut/ (say kulvuhz rooht) noun 1. the root of a tall herb, Veronicastrum virginicum, used in medicine as a cathartic and emetic. 2. the plant. Also, Culver s physic …   Australian English dictionary

  • physic root — noun : culver s root …   Useful english dictionary

  • Culvers physic — noun a tall perennial herb having spikes of small white or purple flowers; common in eastern North America • Syn: ↑Culver s root, ↑Culvers root, ↑Culver s physic, ↑whorlywort, ↑Veronicastrum virginicum • Hypernyms: ↑asterid dicot genus …   Useful english dictionary

  • bowman's root — ˈbōmənz noun also bowman root or bowman Usage: sometimes capitalized B Etymology: by folk etymology from beaumont root 1. : culver s root …   Useful english dictionary

  • Veronicastrum virginicum — Culver s root Scientific classification Kingdom: Plantae (unranked): Angiosperms …   Wikipedia

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