Aralia Schinseng
Ginseng Gin"seng, n. [Chinese.] (Bot.) A plant of the genus {Aralia}, the root of which is highly valued as a medicine among the Chinese. The Chinese plant ({Aralia Schinseng}) has become so rare that the American ({A. quinquefolia}) has largely taken its place, and its root is now an article of export from America to China. The root, when dry, is of a yellowish white color, with a sweetness in the taste somewhat resembling that of licorice, combined with a slight aromatic bitterness. [1913 Webster]

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  • A quinquefolia — Ginseng Gin seng, n. [Chinese.] (Bot.) A plant of the genus {Aralia}, the root of which is highly valued as a medicine among the Chinese. The Chinese plant ({Aralia Schinseng}) has become so rare that the American ({A. quinquefolia}) has largely… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Ginseng — Gin seng, n. [Chinese.] (Bot.) A plant of the genus {Aralia}, the root of which is highly valued as a medicine among the Chinese. The Chinese plant ({Aralia Schinseng}) has become so rare that the American ({A. quinquefolia}) has largely taken… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ginseng — ► sustantivo masculino 1 BOTÁNICA Planta herbácea de raíz engrosada, hojas verticiladas, flores blancas y fruto en baya, que tiene efectos estimulantes. (Panax ginseng o Aralia gingens.) TAMBIÉN ginsén 2 BOTÁNICA Raíz de esta planta de la que se… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • PANAX GINSENG С. А. МЕУ. - ЖЕНЬШЕНЬ, ПАНАКС ЧЕЛОВЕК — см. 703. Многолетнее растение. P. ginseng С. А. Меу. Женьшень, Корень человек in Bull. Phys. Math. Acad. Petersb. I (1843) 340. Брехман, Грушвицкий, Гутникова (1954). Грушвицкий (1956); (1961) 50, рис. Брехман (1957). Атлас лек. раст. (1962) 186 …   Справочник растений

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