Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A genus of composite plants of the subtribe Melampodieæ. The achenia are thick; the 4 or 5 exterior bracts of the involucre are herbaceous, while the inner ones surround the achenes; the leaves are opposite and entire, and the flower-heads are peduncled. There are about 20 species, natives of tropical and subtropical America.
- n. herbs and subshrubs of warm North America
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“He was said to have employed the herb hellebore in the cure, which thence obtained the name of ‘melampodium.’] [Footnote 35: _Lyncestis.”
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