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Galium circaezans
Licorice Lic"o*rice (l[i^]k"[-o]*r[i^]s), n. [OE. licoris, through old French, fr. L. liquiritia, corrupted fr. glycyrrhiza, Gr. glyky`rriza; glyky`s sweet + "ri`za root. Cf. Glycerin, Glycyrrhiza, Wort.] [Written also liquorice.] 1. (Bot.) A plant of the genus Glycyrrhiza (G. glabra), the root of which abounds with a sweet juice, and is much used in demulcent compositions. 2. The inspissated juice of licorice root, used as a confection and for medicinal purposes. Licorice fern (Bot.), a name of several kinds of polypody which have rootstocks of a sweetish flavor. Licorice sugar. (Chem.) See Glycyrrhizin. Licorice weed (Bot.), the tropical plant Scapania dulcis. Mountain licorice (Bot.), a kind of clover (Trifolium alpinum), found in the Alps. It has large purplish flowers and a sweetish perennial rootstock. Wild licorice. (Bot.) (a) The North American perennial herb Glycyrrhiza lepidota. (b) Certain broad-leaved cleavers (Galium circ[ae]zans and G. lanceolatum). (c) The leguminous climber Abrus precatorius, whose scarlet and black seeds are called black-eyed Susans. Its roots are used as a substitute for those of true licorice (Glycyrrhiza glabra).
Galium Cruciata
Mugweed Mug"weed`, n. (Bot.) A slender European weed (Galium Cruciata); -- called also crossweed.
Galium Mollugo
Madder Mad"der, n. [OE. mader, AS. m[ae]dere; akin to Icel. ma?ra.] (Bot.) A plant of the Rubia (R. tinctorum). The root is much used in dyeing red, and formerly was used in medicine. It is cultivated in France and Holland. See Rubiaceous. Note: Madder is sometimes used in forming pigments, as lakes, etc., which receive their names from their colors; as. madder yellow. Field madder, an annual European weed (Sherardia arvensis) resembling madder. Indian madder, the East Indian Rubia cordifolia, used in the East for dyeing; -- called also munjeet. Wild madder, Rubia peregrina of Europe; also the Galium Mollugo, a kind of bedstraw.

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- Galium is a large genus of annual and perennial herbaceous plants in the family Rubiaceae, occurring in the temperate zones of both the Northern and Southern...
- Galium odoratum, the sweetscented bedstraw, is a flowering perennial plant in the family Rubiaceae, native to much of Europe from Spain and Ireland to...
- Galium aparine ('aparine' from Gr**** 'apairo' [απαίρω < από «from» + αίρω «pull to lift»] – "lay hold of" or "seize") with many common names including...
- Galium verum (lady's bedstraw or yellow bedstraw) is a herbaceous perennial plant of the family Rubiaceae. It is widespread across most of Europe, North...
- X Y Z Galium abaujense Borbás Galium abruptorum Pomel Galium absurdum Krendl Galium achurense Grossh. Galium acrophyum Hochst. ex Chiov. Galium a****inatum...
- Hyles gallii, the bedstraw hawk-moth or galium sphinx, is a moth of the family Sphingidae. The species was first described by S. A. von Rottemburg in 1775...
- Galium mollugo, common name hedge bedstraw or false baby's breath, is a herbaceous annual plant of the family Rubiaceae. It shares the name hedge bedstraw...
- Galium rubioides (European bedstraw) is a species of plants in the family Rubiaceae, native to Europe and Asia. Natural distribution is from Austria and...
- Galium obtusum, the bluntleaf bedstraw, is an herbaceous plant species in the Rubiaceae family. Bluntleaf bedstraw is a wildflower native to eastern Northern...
- Galium species (bedstraws) are used as food plants by the larvae of a number of Lepidoptera species: Species which feed exclusively on Galium Geometridae...
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