vulnerary
I. adjective Etymology: Latin vulnerarius, from vulner-, vulnus Date: 1599 used for or useful in healing wounds <
vulnerary plants
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II. noun (plural -aries) Date: 1601 a vulnerary remedy

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  • Vulnerary — Vul ner*a*ry, a. [L. vulnearius: cf. F. vuln[ e]raire.] Useful in healing wounds; adapted to the cure of external injuries; as, vulnerary plants or potions. Such vulnerary remedies. Sir W. Scott. n. [Cf. F. vuln[ e]raire.] (Med.) A vulnerary… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • vulnerary — [vul′nər er΄ē] adj. [L vulnerarius < vulnus, a wound: see VULNERABLE] used for healing wounds n. pl. vulneraries any vulnerary drug, plant, etc …   English World dictionary

  • vulnerary — index medicinal Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • Vulnerary — (Plural = vulneraries). A remedy used in healing or treating wounds. Any preparation, plant or drug used in the cure of wounds. For example, Native Americans used the herb echinacea as a vulnerary for burns, snakebites, arrow and other wounds. It …   Medical dictionary

  • vulnerary — 1. adjective /ˈvʌl.nəɹ.əɹ.i,ˈvʌl.nɚ.ɛɹ.i/ a) Useful or used for healing wounds; healing, curative. Rebecca examined the wound, and having applied to it such vulnerary remedies as her art prescribed, informed her father that [...] there was… …   Wiktionary

  • vulnerary — [ vʌln(ə)rəri] archaic adjective used in the healing of wounds. noun (plural vulneraries) a vulnerary medicine. Origin C16: from L. vulnerarius, from vulnus wound …   English new terms dictionary

  • vulnerary — adj. & n. adj. useful or used for the healing of wounds. n. (pl. ies) a vulnerary drug, plant, etc. Etymology: L vulnerarius f. vulnus: see VULNERABLE …   Useful english dictionary

  • vulnerary — /vul neuh rer ee/, adj., n., pl. vulneraries. adj. 1. used to promote the healing of wounds, as herbs or other remedies. n. 2. a remedy for wounds. [1590 1600; < L vulnerarius, equiv. to vulner (s. of vulnus) wound + arius ARY] * * * …   Universalium

  • Vulnerary — A substance for healilng wounds and sores. Acacia, Acrostichum, Alternanthera, Argemone, Artocarpus, Baccharis, Basella, Bidens, Bocconia, Bryophyllum, Bursera, Caesalpinia, Cajanus, Calophyllum, Calotropis, Carica, Casearia, Cassia, Chaptalia,… …   EthnoBotanical Dictionary

  • vulnerary — vul·ner·ar·y || vÊŒlnÉ™rerɪ / rÉ™rɪ n. medication used to heal wounds (Archaic) adj. used for healing wounds, that heals wounds (Archaic) …   English contemporary dictionary

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