Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A genus of plants of the apetalous order Urticaceæ and the tribe Urti-ceæ, type of the subtribe Parietarieæ, known by its spreading herbaceous stems, and axillary clusters of three to eight flowers.

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  • n. small genus of stingless herbs

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Examples

  • ‘We shall hardly,’ said he one morning to Waverley when they had been viewing the Castle — ‘we shall hardly gain the obsidional crown, which you wot well was made of the roots or grain which takes root within the place besieged, or it may be of the herb woodbind, parietaria, or pellitory; we shall not, I say, gain it by this same blockade or leaguer of Edinburgh Castle.’

    Waverley

  • 'We shall hardly,' said he one morning to Waverley when they had been viewing the Castle -- 'we shall hardly gain the obsidional crown, which you wot well was made of the roots or grain which takes root within the place besieged, or it may be of the herb woodbind, parietaria, or pellitory; we shall not, I say, gain it by this same blockade or leaguer of Edinburgh Castle.'

    Waverley — Volume 2

  • 'We shall hardly,' said he one morning to Waverley when they had been viewing the Castle -- 'we shall hardly gain the obsidional crown, which you wot well was made of the roots or grain which takes root within the place besieged, or it may be of the herb woodbind, parietaria, or pellitory; we shall not, I say, gain it by this same blockade or leaguer of Edinburgh

    Waverley

  • In the case of parietaria, the pollen season began about 80 days sooner at the end of the study period than it did at the beginning.

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  • For nearly 30 years, Ariano and his colleagues have been recording pollen counts, the length of pollen seasons and the prevalence of people sensitized to five major pollens in the Bordighera region of Italy -- birch, cypress, olive, grass and parietaria, a common plant in that region.

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  • "We observed a constant increase of the percentage of subjects sensitized to olive, parietaria and cypress, whereas the percentage of subjects sensitized to dust mites remained unchanged over 27 years," Passalacqua said.

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  • Semper mihi vifa eft barbaries linguarum itiodernaruniy ficut herba parietaria, Poefin magnificam obduxiffe.

    Gaudia poetica, Lat., Angl. et Gall. lingua composita [by F. Calvert.].

  • Opuntia is applied, or the cooling parietaria (known as "pareta" or

    Old Calabria

  • Mallowe ... is called _Malua syluestris pumila_.”] [Footnote 254: Peritory, _parietaria_, _vrseolaris_, _vel astericum_.

    Early English Meals and Manners

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