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- n. a plant, thought to be extinct, used in ancient Greece and Rome in cooking and as a contraceptive.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An umbelliferous plant the juice of which was used by the ancient Greeks as a food and medicine: called in Latin laserpitium. (See laser, laserpitium.) It has been variously identified, as with Thapsia Garganica.
- n. [NL. (Linnæus, 1752).] A genus of composite plants, of the tribe Helianthoideæ and subtribe Melampodieæ.
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- n. tall North American perennial herbs
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