Greek valerian
Valerian Va*le"ri*an, n. [LL. valeriana, perhaps from some person named Valerius, or fr. L. valere to be strong. powerful, on account of its medicinal virtues: cf. F. val['e]riane.] (Bot.) Any plant of the genus {Valeriana}. The root of the officinal valerian ({Valeriana officinalis}) has a strong smell, and is much used in medicine as an antispasmodic. [1913 Webster]

{Greek valerian} (Bot.), a plant ({Polemonium c[ae]ruleum}) with blue or white flowers, and leaves resembling those of the officinal valerian. [1913 Webster]


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  • Greek-valerian — mėlynasis palemonas statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Palemoninių šeimos dekoratyvinis, vaistinis augalas (Polemonium caeruleum), paplitęs Europoje ir vakarų Azijoje. atitikmenys: lot. Polemonium caeruleum angl. bluejacket; charity; charity… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • Greek valerian — noun 1. erect or spreading perennial of the eastern United States • Syn: ↑Polemonium reptans • Hypernyms: ↑polemonium 2. pinnate leaved European perennial having bright blue or white flowers • Syn: ↑Jacob s ladder, ↑charity, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Greek valerian — palemonas statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Palemoninių (Polemoniaceae) šeimos augalų gentis (Polemonium). atitikmenys: lot. Polemonium angl. Greek valerian; Jacob’s ladder vok. Himmelsleiter; Jakobsleiter; Sperrkraut rus. синюха lenk.… …   Dekoratyvinių augalų vardynas

  • Greek valerian — any of various plants belonging to the genus Polemonium, of the phlox family, esp. P. reptans, having pinnate leaves and blue flowers. Cf. Jacob s ladder. [1810 20] * * * …   Universalium

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  • charity Greek valerian — mėlynasis palemonas statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Palemoninių šeimos dekoratyvinis, vaistinis augalas (Polemonium caeruleum), paplitęs Europoje ir vakarų Azijoje. atitikmenys: lot. Polemonium caeruleum angl. bluejacket; charity; charity… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • Valerian — Va*le ri*an, n. [LL. valeriana, perhaps from some person named Valerius, or fr. L. valere to be strong. powerful, on account of its medicinal virtues: cf. F. val[ e]riane.] (Bot.) Any plant of the genus {Valeriana}. The root of the officinal… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Valerian Trifa — (monastic name of Viorel D. Trifa, known in Eastern Orthodox Church records as Valerian (Trifa); June 28, 1914–January 28 1987) was a Romanian Orthodox cleric and fascist political activist, who served as archbishop of the Romanian Orthodox… …   Wikipedia

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  • Polemonium caeruleum — Valerian Va*le ri*an, n. [LL. valeriana, perhaps from some person named Valerius, or fr. L. valere to be strong. powerful, on account of its medicinal virtues: cf. F. val[ e]riane.] (Bot.) Any plant of the genus {Valeriana}. The root of the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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