Elecampane

Definition of Elecampane

El`e`cam`pane´
n.1.(Bot.) A large, coarse herb (Inula Helenium), with composite yellow flowers. The root, which has a pungent taste, is used as a tonic, and was formerly of much repute as a stomachic.
2.A sweetmeat made from the root of the plant.

Related Words

inula, Inula helenium
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