wormseed
noun Date: 14th century any of various plants whose seeds possess anthelmintic properties: as a. any of several artemisias b. a widely naturalized tropical American goosefoot (Chenopodium ambrosioides) — compare epazote

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  • Wormseed — Worm seed , n. (Bot.) Any one of several plants, as {Artemisia santonica}, and {Chenopodium anthelminticum}, whose seeds have the property of expelling worms from the stomach and intestines. [1913 Webster] {Wormseed mustard}, a slender,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • wormseed — [wʉrm′sēd΄] n. 1. any of a number of plants whose seeds are used in medicine as a remedy for worms, including various goosefoots, esp. the American wormseed ( Chenopodium ambrosioides) 2. the seed of any of these plants 3. SANTONICA (sense 2) …   English World dictionary

  • wormseed — /werrm seed /, n. 1. the dried, unexpanded flower heads of a wormwood, Artemisia cina (Levant wormseed), or the fruit of certain goosefoots, esp. Chenopodium anthelminticum (or C. ambrosioides), the Mexican tea or American wormseed, used as an… …   Universalium

  • wormseed — /ˈwɜmsid/ (say wermseed) noun 1. the dried unexpanded flower heads of santonica, Artemisia cina (Levant wormseed), or the fruit of certain goosefoots, especially Chenopodium anthelminticum (American wormseed), used as an anthelmintic drug. 2. any …   Australian English dictionary

  • wormseed — vaistinė balanda statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Balandinių šeimos prieskoninis, vaistinis nuodingas augalas (Chenopodium ambrosioides), paplitęs atogrąžose. Naudojamas maisto priedams (kvėpikliams) gaminti, iš jo gaunamas eterinis aliejus …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • wormseed — vaistinė kirmžolė statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Balandinių šeimos vaistinis augalas (Dysphania ambrosioides), paplitęs Šiaurės ir Pietų Amerikoje. Iš jo gaunamas eterinis aliejus, naudojamas maisto papildams. atitikmenys: lot. Dysphania… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • wormseed — citvarinis kietis statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Astrinių šeimos vaistinis augalas (Artemisia cina), paplitęs rytų Azijoje. atitikmenys: lot. Artemisia cina angl. Levant wormseed; santonica wormwood; wormseed vok. Wurmsamen isp. tomillo… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • wormseed — 1. Santonica. 2. SYN: chenopodium. * * * worm·seed wərm .sēd n 1) any of various plants whose seeds possess anthelmintic properties: as a) any of several artemisias b) MEXICAN TEA 2 a) the fruit of the Mexican tea b) SANTONICA …   Medical dictionary

  • wormseed — pajūrinis kietis statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Astrinių šeimos vaistinis augalas (Artemisia maritima), paplitęs vidurio Europoje. atitikmenys: lot. Artemisia maritima angl. sea wormwood; wormseed vok. Meerwermut; Standbeifuß pranc.… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • wormseed — noun rank smelling tropical American pigweed • Syn: ↑American wormseed, ↑Mexican tea, ↑Spanish tea, ↑Chenopodium ambrosioides • Hypernyms: ↑goosefoot …   Useful english dictionary

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