Laserwort
Laserwort La"ser*wort` (l[=a]"s[~e]r*w[^u]rt`), n. [L. laser the juice of the laserwort.] (Bot.) Any plant of the umbelliferous genus {Laserpitium}, of several species (as {Laserpitium glabrum}, and {Laserpitium siler}), the root of which yields a resinous substance of a bitter taste. The genus is mostly European. [1913 Webster]

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  • laserwort — /lāsˈər wûrt/ noun 1. Any plant of the genus, esp herb frankincense (L latifolium) 2. Also applied to species of Ferula and Thapsia • • • Main Entry: ↑laser …   Useful english dictionary

  • laserwort — noun An umbelliferous plant (Laserpitium latifolium) from which the resin laser was obtained. Syn: laserpicium, silphium …   Wiktionary

  • Laserpitium glabrum — Laserwort La ser*wort (l[=a] s[ e]r*w[^u]rt ), n. [L. laser the juice of the laserwort.] (Bot.) Any plant of the umbelliferous genus {Laserpitium}, of several species (as {Laserpitium glabrum}, and {Laserpitium siler}), the root of which yields a …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Laserpitium siler — Laserwort La ser*wort (l[=a] s[ e]r*w[^u]rt ), n. [L. laser the juice of the laserwort.] (Bot.) Any plant of the umbelliferous genus {Laserpitium}, of several species (as {Laserpitium glabrum}, and {Laserpitium siler}), the root of which yields a …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Lazarwort — La zar*wort , n. (Bot.) Laserwort. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Lopadotemachoselachogaleokranioleipsanodrimhypotrimmatosilphioparaomelitokatakechymenokichlepikossyphophattoperisteralektryonoptekephalliokigklopeleiolagoiosiraiobaphetraganopterygon — Lopado shy;temakho shy;selakho shy;galeo shy;kranio shy;leipsano shy;drim shy;hypo shy;trimmato shy;silphio shy;karabo shy;melito shy;katakekhy shy;meno shy;kikhl shy;epi shy;kossypho shy;phatto shy;perister shy;alektryon shy;opto shy;kephallio… …   Wikipedia

  • σιλφίου — σίλφιον laserwort neut gen sg σιλφιόω prepare with silphium pres imperat act 2nd sg σιλφιόω prepare with silphium imperf ind act 3rd sg (homeric ionic) …   Greek morphological index (Ελληνική μορφολογικούς δείκτες)

  • σιλφίων — σίλφιον laserwort neut gen pl σιλφιόω prepare with silphium imperf ind act 3rd pl (doric aeolic) σιλφιόω prepare with silphium imperf ind act 1st sg (doric aeolic) …   Greek morphological index (Ελληνική μορφολογικούς δείκτες)

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