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  • proper n. A taxonomic genus within the family Apiaceae — many aromatic plants, including asafetida.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A ferule.
  • n. The imperial scepter in the Byzantine or Eastern Empire.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A rod; a ferule.
  • n. A leading-staff, baton of command or authority, scepter, or the like, especially the scepter of some ancient and Eastern dominions, as that of the Byzantine empire, Hungary, etc.
  • n. In botany, an umbelliferous genus of about 60 species, chiefly of the Mediterranean region and central Asia, and very nearly allied to Peucedanum.


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  • There are many other Sudanese species such as Maerua, Ferula, Salvadora and Calotropis.

    Tassili N'Ajjer National Park, Algeria

  • The tall umbellates - Prangos pubularia, Ferula tenuisecta appear higher in loess foothills.

    Alai-Western Tian Shan steppe

  • In the middle mountain belts, characteristic grasslands are dominated by Prangos pabularia, Ferula spp.,

    Gissaro-Alai open woodlands

  • There are over 1,100 spp of vascular plants, 75 of them are endemic to this ecoregion (such as Cousinia badghysi, Ferula badrakema, Tulipa kuschkensis). 650 species of vascular plants are found within the protected territory of the Badghyz Reserve.

    Badkhiz-Karabil semi-desert

  • Ferula grabbed each of them by the lock of wet hair at their napes and helped to pull them out with the experience she had acquired watching the birth of colts and calves at Yres Marias.

    page 123 meme

  • Other group of plants that dominates in the high mountains (2,200-2,700 m) are umbellifers belonging to Ferula, Prangos and other genera.

    Eastern Anatolian montane steppe

  • Ferula asafoetida, or in Hindi, hing, is a resinous spice that is used often in Indian bean cookery.

    Tigers & Strawberries » Bean Cuisine II: Saag Masoor Dal

  • Ferula asafoetida, F. alliacea, F. foetida, and F. narthex look something like giant carrot plants, growing to 5 feet/1.5 m and developing massive carrot-like roots 6 in/15 cm in diameter, from which new sprouts arise every spring.

    On Food and Cooking, The Science and Lore of the Kitchen

  • Nor less curious, also, was it to remark how, upon this Arabian Alp, vegetation became more important; increasing, contrary to the general rule, not only in quantity but in size, and changing from the date and the Daum to the strong smelling Ferula, the homely hawthorn, and the tall and balmy juniper-tree.

    The Land of Midian

  • He hurried over to Ron, bent down, tapped Ron's leg with his wand, and muttered, "Ferula."

    Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban


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