from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A tropical American plant (Chenopodium ambrosioides) yielding an oil used as an anthelmintic. Also called epazote, Jerusalem oak, Mexican tea.
- n. Any of several other plants used as an anthelmintic.
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- n. An aromatic tropical plant, Chenopodium ambrosioides, that yields an anthelmintic oil
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Any one of several plants, as Artemisia santonica, and Chenopodium anthelminticum, whose seeds have the property of expelling worms from the stomach and intestines.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as santonica. See santonica and santonin.
- n. The fruit of the American herb Chenopodium ambrosioides, especially var. anthelminticum, which is often reckoned a distinct species; also, the plant itself.
- n. The treacle-mustard, Erysimum cheiranthoides, or primarily its seed, which was formerly a popular vermifuge in England. Also treaclewormseed.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. rank-smelling tropical American pigweed
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