from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An herb (Fumaria officinalis) native to Eurasia, having finely divided leaves and small, spurred, purplish flowers. Also called earth smoke.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A plant of the taxonomic genus Fumaria, which are annual herbaceous flowering plants in the family Fumariaceae, native to temperate Europe and Asia.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The common uame of several species of the genus Fumaria, annual herbs of the Old World, with finely dissected leaves and small flowers in dense racemes or spikes. F. officinalis is a common species, and was formerly used as an antiscorbutic.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The common name for species of the genus Fumaria.
- n. A smoking-room.
- n. The hollow-wort, Capnoides cavum.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. delicate European herb with greyish leaves and spikes of purplish flowers; formerly used medicinally
Middle English fumetere, from Old French fumeterre, from Medieval Latin fūmus terrae : Latin fūmus, smoke + Latin terrae, genitive of terra, dry land, earth; see ters- in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)