from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A creeping or trailing European aromatic plant (Glechoma hederacea), widely naturalized in North America and having rounded scalloped leaves and small purplish flowers.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Glechoma hederacea, an aromatic, perennial, evergreen creeper of the mint family Lamiaceae.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A trailing plant; alehoof. See Gill.
- n. Gill (Nepeta Glechoma).
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A European plant, Nepeta Glechoma (Glechoma hederacea), natural order Labiatœ, abundant in Great Britain, and naturalized in the United States.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. trailing European aromatic plant of the mint family having rounded leaves and small purplish flowers often grown in hanging baskets; naturalized in North America; sometimes placed in genus Nepeta
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The bowels should be kept open by the use of castor oil, senna or rhubarb, and from half to a whole tea-spoonful of sulpher should be taken in sage or ground ivy tea The only danger in this disease is in driving it in, when it is driven in by cold, it produces great restlessness and misery and not unfrequently convulsions.
The Cherokee Physician, or Indian Guide to Health, as Given by Richard Foreman, a Cherokee Doctor; Comprising a Brief View of Anatomy, With General Rules for Preserving Health without the Use of Medicines. The Diseases of the U. States, with Their Symptoms, Causes, and Means of Prevention, are Treated on in a Satisfactory Manner. It Also Contains a Description of a Variety of Herbs and Roots, Many of which are not Explained in Any Other Book, and their Medical Virtues have Hitherto been Unknown to the Whites; To which is Added a Short Dispensatory.
The bower is floored in lords and ladies, ground ivy and mosses, and its eight trunks cross-gartered with wild hops, our English vines.