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Definition of Gentian

Gentian
Gentian Gen"tian, n. [OE. genciane, F. gentiane, L. gentiana, fr. Gentius, an Illyrian king, said to have discovered its properties.] (Bot.) Any one of a genus (Gentiana) of herbaceous plants with opposite leaves and a tubular four- or five-lobed corolla, usually blue, but sometimes white, yellow, or red. See Illust. of Capsule. Note: Many species are found on the highest mountains of Europe, Asia, and America, and some are prized for their beauty, as the Alpine (Gentiana verna, Bavarica, and excisa), and the American fringed gentians (G. crinita and G. detonsa). Several are used as tonics, especially the bitter roots of Gentiana lutea, the officinal gentian of the pharmacop[oe]ias. Horse gentian, fever root. Yellow gentian (Bot.), the officinal gentian (Gentiana lutea). See Bitterwort.

Meaning of Gentian from wikipedia

- Gentiana /ˌdʒɛntʃiˈeɪnə/ is a genus of flowering plants belonging to the gentian family (Gentianaceae), the tribe Gentianeae, and the monophyletic subtribe...
- Crystal violet or gentian violet (also known as methyl violet 10B or hexamethyl pararosaniline chloride) is a triarylmethane dye used as a histological...
- Gentian (also: Gentian spirit, Gentian schnapps, or Enzian liquor) is a clear distilled alcoholic beverage originating in the Alpine region, produced using...
- gentian is a plant that has terminal tubular flowers. Gentian may also refer to: HMS Gentian (K90), a Royal Navy Flower-cl**** corvette USCGC Gentian (WIX-290)...
- Gentian is an Albanian masculine given name and may refer to: Gentian Begeja (born 1973), Albanian footballer Gentian Buzali (born 1978), Albanian footballer...
- Gentian Selmani (born 9 March 1998) is an Albanian professional footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for Turkish club Menemenspor and the Albania national...
- Yellow gentian is a common name for several plants in the genus Gentiana and may refer to: Gentiana alba, native to North America Gentiana lutea, native...
- Gentian Zenelaj (born 13 August 1977) is an Albanian actor and comedian mostly known by his appearance in Portokalli (2004-2007) and in Apartment 2XL...
- Gentiana lutea, the great yellow gentian, is a species of gentian native to the mountains of central and southern Europe. Gentiana lutea is an herbaceous...
- Eustoma, commonly known as lisianthus or prairie gentian, is a small genus in the gentian family. They are native to warm regions of the southern United...
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