Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The Syrian or African rue, Peganum Harmala, from the husks of the seeds of which harmaline is extracted. It is a strong-scented branching herb, with sessile entire or divided leaves provided with filiform stipules, and white flowers with green stripes. The species is widely distributed throughout the Mediterranean region and southern Asia. The seeds are also used medicinally as a vermifuge.
- n. Dated form of harmal.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Bot.) A kind of rue (Ruta sylvestris) growing in India. At Lahore the seeds are used medicinally and for fumigation.
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