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from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A plant of the genus Arnica.
  • noun [capitalized] A genus of perennial herbs, natural order Compositæ, natives of the northern temperate and arctic zones, with showy yellow flowers and opposite leaves.
  • noun A tincture of the roots or flowers of A. montana, much used as an external application in wounds and bruises, and internally as a stimulant in debilitated states.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Bot.) A genus of plants; also, the most important species (Arnica montana), native of the mountains of Europe, used in medicine as a narcotic and stimulant.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • proper noun A taxonomic genus within the tribe Heliantheae — the arnica plants.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun used especially in treating bruises
  • noun any of various rhizomatous usually perennial plants of the genus Arnica
  • noun an ointment used in treating bruises

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