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Definition of Psoralea esculenta
Psoralea esculentaPrairie Prai"rie, n. [F., an extensive meadow, OF. praerie,
LL. prataria, fr. L. pratum a meadow.]
1. An extensive tract of level or rolling land, destitute of
trees, covered with coarse grass, and usually
characterized by a deep, fertile soil. They abound
throughout the Mississippi valley, between the Alleghanies
and the Rocky mountains.
From the forests and the prairies, From the great
lakes of the northland. --Longfellow.
2. A meadow or tract of grass; especially, a so called
Prairie chicken (Zo["o]l.), any American grouse of the
genus Tympanuchus, especially T. Americanus (formerly
T. cupido), which inhabits the prairies of the central
United States. Applied also to the sharp-tailed grouse.
Prairie clover (Bot.), any plant of the leguminous genus
Petalostemon, having small rosy or white flowers in
dense terminal heads or spikes. Several species occur in
the prairies of the United States.
Prairie dock (Bot.), a coarse composite plant (Silphium
terebinthaceum) with large rough leaves and yellow
flowers, found in the Western prairies.
Prairie dog (Zo["o]l.), a small American rodent (Cynomys
Ludovicianus) allied to the marmots. It inhabits the
plains west of the Mississippi. The prairie dogs burrow in
the ground in large warrens, and have a sharp bark like
that of a dog. Called also prairie marmot.
Prairie grouse. Same as Prairie chicken, above.
Prairie hare (Zo["o]l.), a large long-eared Western hare
(Lepus campestris). See Jack rabbit, under 2d Jack.
Prairie hawk, Prairie falcon (Zo["o]l.), a falcon of
Western North America (Falco Mexicanus). The upper parts
are brown. The tail has transverse bands of white; the
under parts, longitudinal streaks and spots of brown.
Prairie hen. (Zo["o]l.) Same as Prairie chicken, above.
Prairie itch (Med.), an affection of the skin attended with
intense itching, which is observed in the Northern and
Western United States; -- also called swamp itch,
Prairie marmot. (Zo["o]l.) Same as Prairie dog, above.
Prairie mole (Zo["o]l.), a large American mole (Scalops
argentatus), native of the Western prairies.
Prairie pigeon, plover, or snipe (Zo["o]l.), the upland
plover. See Plover, n., 2.
Prairie rattlesnake (Zo["o]l.), the massasauga.
Prairie snake (Zo["o]l.), a large harmless American snake
(Masticophis flavigularis). It is pale yellow, tinged
with brown above.
Prairie squirrel (Zo["o]l.), any American ground squirrel
of the genus Spermophilus, inhabiting prairies; --
called also gopher.
Prairie turnip (Bot.), the edible turnip-shaped farinaceous
root of a leguminous plant (Psoralea esculenta) of the
Upper Missouri region; also, the plant itself. Called also
pomme blanche, and pomme de prairie.
Prairie warbler (Zo["o]l.), a bright-colored American
warbler (Dendroica discolor). The back is olive yellow,
with a group of reddish spots in the middle; the under
parts and the parts around the eyes are bright yellow; the
sides of the throat and spots along the sides, black;
three outer tail feathers partly white.
Prairie wolf. (Zo["o]l.) See Coyote. Psoralea esculentaBreadroot Bread`root", n. (Bot.)
The root of a leguminous plant (Psoralea esculenta), found
near the Rocky Mountains. It is usually oval in form, and
abounds in farinaceous matter, affording sweet and palatable
Note: It is the Pomme blanche of Canadian voyageurs.
Meaning of Psoralea esculenta from wikipedia
- Psoralea esculenta
turnip, is an herbaceous perennial plant native
and dry woodlands
of central North
- Psoralea cyphocalyx Psoralea diturnerae
A. Bello, C.H. Stirt. & Muasya Psoralea esculenta Psoralea glandulosa Psoralea hypogaea
syn. Pediomelum hypogaeum
insignis, a tree species found
in South America Psoralea esculenta
, an herbaceous perennial plant species native
(c****ava or yuca or manioc) Mirabilis extensa
(mauka or chago) Psoralea esculenta
(breadroot, tipsin, or prairie
turnip) Smallanthus sonchifolius
- sativa Pignut Conopodium majus Potato Solanum tuberosum Prairie turnip Psoralea esculenta Radish
Raph**** sativus Rutabaga
- cultivated turnip
has been introduced throughout
the world Psoralea esculenta
of central North
America, with an edible
name for several plants
with edible roots
and may refer
to: Psoralea esculenta
, a legume native
to the Great Plains Zamia
integrifolia, a cycad
- the potato. In this case, however, it refers
to the prairie turnip
), a potato-like root vegetable which
was commonly eaten
by the Sioux...
- sailors suffering
****egera Prunella vulgaris Psoralea esculenta Prairie turnip
The prairie turnip
is a legume
that was often
- east and west. Gathering
wild plants, such as the prairie turnip
) and chokecherry
(Prunus virginiana) for food was undoubtedly
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