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Aralia nudicaulisSarsaparilla Sar`sa*pa*ril"la, n. [Sp. zarzaparrilla; zarza a
bramble (perhaps fr. Bisc. zartzia) + parra a vine, or
Parillo, a physician said to have discovered it.] (Bot.)
(a) Any plant of several tropical American species of
(b) The bitter mucilaginous roots of such plants, used in
medicine and in sirups for soda, etc.
Note: The name is also applied to many other plants and their
roots, especially to the Aralia nudicaulis, the wild
sarsaparilla of the United States. Aralia racemosaSpikenard Spike"nard, n.[For spiked nard; cf. G. spieknarde,
NL. spica nardi. See Spike an ear, and Nard.]
1. (Bot.) An aromatic plant. In the United States it is the
Aralia racemosa, often called spignet, and used as a
medicine. The spikenard of the ancients is the
Nardostachys Jatamansi, a native of the Himalayan
region. From its blackish roots a perfume for the hair is
still prepared in India.
2. A fragrant essential oil, as that from the Nardostachys
Jatamansi. Aralia SchinsengGinseng Gin"seng, n. [Chinese.] (Bot.)
A plant of the genus Aralia, the root of which is highly
valued as a medicine among the Chinese. The Chinese plant
(Aralia Schinseng) has become so rare that the American
(A. quinquefolia) has largely taken its place, and its root
is now an article of export from America to China. The root,
when dry, is of a yellowish white color, with a sweetness in
the taste somewhat resembling that of licorice, combined with
a slight aromatic bitterness. Aralia trifoliaGroundnut Ground"nut` (-n[u^]t`), n. (Bot.)
(a) The fruit of the Arachis hypog[ae]a (native country
uncertain); the peanut; the earthnut.
(b) A leguminous, twining plant (Apios tuberosa), producing
clusters of dark purple flowers and having a root
tuberous and pleasant to the taste.
(c) The dwarf ginseng (Aralia trifolia). [U. S.] --Gray.
(d) A European plant of the genus Bunium (B. flexuosum),
having an edible root of a globular shape and sweet,
aromatic taste; -- called also earthnut, earth
chestnut, hawknut, and pignut. [1913 Webster]
Paralian Pa*ra"li*an, n. [Gr. ? near the sea; ? beside + ? the
A dweller by the sea. [R.]
Paralichthys dentatusPlaice Plaice, n. [F. plaise, plais, prob. fr. L. platessa
flatish, plaice. See Place.] (Zo["o]l.)
(a) A European food fish (Pleuronectes platessa), allied to
the flounder, and growing to the weight of eight or ten
pounds or more.
(b) A large American flounder (Paralichthys dentatus;
called also brail, puckermouth, and summer
flounder. The name is sometimes applied to other allied
species. [Written also plaise.]
Plaice mouth, a mouth like that of a plaice; a small or wry
mouth. [R.] --B. Jonson. Paralichthys dentatusFlounder Floun"der, n. [Cf. Sw. flundra; akin to Dan. flynder,
Icel. fly?ra, G. flunder, and perh. to E. flounder, v.i.]
1. (Zo["o]l.) A flatfish of the family Pleuronectid[ae], of
Note: The common English flounder is Pleuronectes flesus.
There are several common American species used as food;
as the smooth flounder (P. glabra); the rough or
winter flounder (P. Americanus); the summer flounder,
or plaice (Paralichthys dentatus), Atlantic coast;
and the starry flounder (Pleuronectes stellatus).
2. (Bootmaking) A tool used in crimping boot fronts. ParalipsisParalipsis Par`a*lip"sis, n. [NL.]
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