Pellitory

Definition of Pellitory

Pel´li`to`ry
n.1.(Bot.) The common name of the several species of the genus Parietaria, low, harmless weeds of the Nettle family; - also called wall pellitory, and lichwort.
1.(Bot.) A composite plant (Anacyclus Pyrethrum) of the Mediterranean region, having finely divided leaves and whitish flowers. The root is the officinal pellitory, and is used as an irritant and sialogogue. Called also bertram, and pellitory of Spain.

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genus Parietaria, herb, herbaceous plant, Parietaria, Parietaria difussa, pellitory-of-the-wall, wall pellitory
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