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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A name in tropical America of several plants having fleshy roots, especially Craniolaria annua, belonging to the family Martyniace√¶, and in Mexico to a composite plant, Pinaropappus roseus, the roots of which are used medicinally and are offered for sale in the markets. In Spain the name is applied to Scorzonera Hispanica and Reichardia picroides. See black salsify, under salsify, and Scorzonera.


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