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 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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