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Definition of Polygala Senega
Polygala SenegaSenecas Sen"e*cas, n. pl.; sing. Seneca. (Ethnol.)
A tribe of Indians who formerly inhabited a part of Western
New York. This tribe was the most numerous and most warlike
of the Five Nations.
Seneca grass(Bot.), holy grass. See under Holy.
Seneca eil, petroleum or naphtha.
Seneca root, or Seneca snakeroot (Bot.), the rootstock of
an American species of milkworth (Polygala Senega)
having an aromatic but bitter taste. It is often used
medicinally as an expectorant and diuretic, and, in large
doses, as an emetic and cathartic. [Written also Senega
root, and Seneka root.] Polygala SenegaSenegin Sen"e*gin, n. (Med. Chem.)
A substance extracted from the rootstock of the Polygala
Senega (Seneca root), and probably identical with polygalic
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