Euphorbia Helioscopia
Turnsole Turn"sole`, n. [F. tournesol, It. tornasole; tornare to turn (LL. tornare) + sole the sun, L. sol. See {Turn}, {Solar}, a., and cf. {Heliotrope}.] [Written also {turnsol}.] 1. (Bot.) (a) A plant of the genus {Heliotropium}; heliotrope; -- so named because its flowers are supposed to turn toward the sun. (b) The sunflower. (c) A kind of spurge ({Euphorbia Helioscopia}). (d) The euphorbiaceous plant {Chrozophora tinctoria}. [1913 Webster]

2. (Chem.) (a) Litmus. [Obs.] (b) A purple dye obtained from the plant turnsole. See def. 1 (d) . [1913 Webster]


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  • Euphorbia Helioscopia — Wart Wart, n. [OE. werte, AS. wearte; akin to D. wrat, G. warze, OHG. warza, Icel. varta, Sw. v[*a]rta, Dan. vorte; perh. orig., a growth, and akin to E. wort; or cf. L. verruca wart.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Med.) A small, usually hard, tumor on the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Euphorbia Helioscopia — Wartwort Wart wort , n. (Bot.) A name given to several plants because they were thought to be a cure for warts, as a kind of spurge ({Euphorbia Helioscopia}), and the nipplewort ({Lampsana communis}). [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Euphorbia helioscopia — ID 34041 Symbol Key EUHE2 Common Name madwoman s milk Family Euphorbiaceae Category Dicot Division Magnoliophyta US Nativity Introduced to U.S. US/NA Plant Yes State Distribution AL, AR, CA, CT, DC, DE, GA, IL, KS, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MT, NC …   USDA Plant Characteristics

  • Euphorbia helioscopia — noun not unattractive European weed whose flowers turn toward the sun • Syn: ↑sun spurge, ↑wartweed, ↑wartwort, ↑devil s milk • Hypernyms: ↑spurge • Member Holonyms: ↑Euphorbia, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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