from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A plant, Linum catharticum or Polygala Senega. See flax, 1 and , and Linum.
  • n. A fibrous asbestos, especially when spun and made into cloth.
  • n. Same as purging-flax.
  • n. Same as Seneca snakeroot (which see, under snakeroot).
  • n. The lesser centaury, Centaurion Centaurium. Also called bitter-herb and earth-gall.


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