Gromwell
Gromwell Grom"well, n. [Called also gromel, grommel, graymill, and gray millet, all prob. fr. F. gr?mil, cf. W. cromandi.] (Bot.) A plant of the genus {Lithospermum} ({L. arvense}), anciently used, because of its stony pericarp, in the cure of gravel. The {German gromwell} is the {Stellera}. [Written also {gromill}.] [1913 Webster]

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  • gromwell — [gräm′wel΄, gräm′wəl] n. [altered < ME gromil < OFr < ML gruinum milium, kind of millet < gruinus, of a crane (< L grus, crane) + L milium, MILLET] any of a genus (Lithospermum) of plants of the borage family, with yellow or orange …   English World dictionary

  • gromwell — vaistinis kietagrūdis statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Agurklinių šeimos vaistinis augalas (Lithospermum officinale), paplitęs Europoje ir Azijoje. atitikmenys: lot. Lithospermum officinale angl. common gromwell; gromwell vok. echter… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • gromwell — /ˈgrɒmwəl/ (say gromwuhl) noun any boraginaceous plant of the genus Lithospermum, comprising hairy herbs with varicoloured flowers and smooth, stony nutlets, as Lithospermum arvense, corn gromwell. {Middle English gromyl, from Old French gromil,… …   Australian English dictionary

  • gromwell — noun Etymology: Middle English gromil, from Anglo French grumel, gromel Date: 14th century any of a genus (Lithospermum) of plants of the borage family having smooth glossy hard white nutlets …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • gromwell — /grom weuhl/, n. any of various often hairy plants of the genus Lithospermum, of the borage family, usually bearing white or yellowish flowers and smooth, white, stony nutlets. [1275 1325; ME gromil < OF, equiv. to gro ( < ?) + mil millet < L… …   Universalium

  • gromwell — noun a plant of the borage family with white or blue flowers. [Lithospermum officinale and other species.] Origin ME: from OFr. gromil, prob. from a med. L. phr. meaning crane s millet …   English new terms dictionary

  • gromwell — grom·well …   English syllables

  • gromwell — n. any of various plants of the genus Lithospermum, with hard seeds formerly used in medicine. Etymology: ME f. OF gromil, prob. f. med.L gruinum milium (unrecorded) crane s millet …   Useful english dictionary

  • German gromwell — Gromwell Grom well, n. [Called also gromel, grommel, graymill, and gray millet, all prob. fr. F. gr?mil, cf. W. cromandi.] (Bot.) A plant of the genus {Lithospermum} ({L. arvense}), anciently used, because of its stony pericarp, in the cure of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • blue gromwell — mėlynasis akmengrūdis statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Agurklinių šeimos dekoratyvinis augalas (Buglossoides purpurocaerulea), paplitęs pietvakarių Azijoje ir pietų Europoje. atitikmenys: lot. Buglossoides purpurocaerulea angl. blue… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

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