Elecampane El`e*cam*pane", n. [F. ['e]nulecampane, NL. inula campana; L. inula elecampane + LL. campana a bell; cf. G. glockenwurz, i. e., ``bellwort.''] 1. (Bot.) A large, coarse herb ({Inula Helenium}), with composite yellow flowers. The root, which has a pungent taste, is used as a tonic, and was formerly of much repute as a stomachic. [1913 Webster]

2. A sweetmeat made from the root of the plant. [1913 Webster]

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  • elecampane — [el΄i kam pān′] n. [ME elena campana, altered < ML enula campana < L inula (altered by metathesis < Gr helenion, prob. < Helenē, daughter of Zeus) + campana (< campus, field: see CAMPUS)] a tall, hairy European perennial plant… …   English World dictionary

  • Elecampane — Taxobox name = Elecampane image width = 250px regnum = Plantae phylum = Magnoliophyta classis = Magnoliopsida ordo = Asterales familia = Asteraceae tribus = Inuleae genus = Inula species = I. helenium binomial = Inula helenium binomial authority …   Wikipedia

  • elecampane — didysis debesylas statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Astrinių šeimos prieskoninis, vaistinis nuodingas augalas (Inula helenium), paplitęs Azijoje, pietų Europoje. Iš jo gaminami maisto priedai (svaigiųjų gėrimų kvėpikliai). atitikmenys: lot.… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • elecampane — noun Etymology: Middle English elena campana, from Medieval Latin enula campana, literally, field elecampane, from inula, enula elecampane + campana of the field Date: 14th century a large coarse Eurasian composite herb (Inula helenium) that has… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • elecampane —    The roots of this plant were widely used in folk medicine and particularly veterinary medicine for curing hydrophobia in cows and skin diseases in horses and sheep. In Wiltshire, at least, the plant was called Horseheal (Wiltshire, 1975: 18).… …   A Dictionary of English folklore

  • elecampane — /el i kam payn /, n. a composite weed, Inula helenium, naturalized in North America, having large yellow flowers and aromatic leaves and root. [1350 1400; ME, equiv. to OE ele(ne), eolone (metathetic alter. of ML enula, L inula elecampane) + ME… …   Universalium

  • elecampane — [ˌɛlɪkam peɪn] noun a plant with yellow daisy like flowers and bitter aromatic roots that are used in herbal medicine. [Inula helenium.] Origin ME: from med. L. enula elecampane + campana (prob. meaning of the fields ) …   English new terms dictionary

  • elecampane — el•e•cam•pane [[t]ˌɛl ɪ kæmˈpeɪn[/t]] n. pln a composite weed, Inula helenium, having large yellow flowers and aromatic leaves and root • Etymology: 1350–1400; ME, = OE ele(ne), eolone (<L inula elecampane) + ME campane < ML campāna, der.… …   From formal English to slang

  • elecampane — /ɛləkæmˈpeɪn/ (say eluhkam payn) noun a plant, Inula helenium, with large yellow flowers and aromatic leaves and root. {earlier elena campana, for Medieval Latin enula campāna literally, inula of the field, from enula (from Latin inula… …   Australian English dictionary

  • elecampane — debesylas statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Astrinių (Asteraceae) šeimos augalų gentis (Inula). atitikmenys: lot. Inula angl. elecampane; fleabane; inula; scabwort vok. Alant rus. девясил lenk. inula; oman …   Dekoratyvinių augalų vardynas

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