from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A genus of composite plants, of the tribe Cichoriaceæ and subtribe Crepideæ, distinguished by its plumose pappus.
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- n. genus of weedy Old World yellow-flowered herbs usually containing a bitter-tasting substance: bitterweed
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I. Absorbent system evinced by experiments by coloured absorptions in fig-tree and picris; called air-vessels erroneously; spiral structure of absorbent vessels; retrograde motion of them like the throats of cows.
Vegetable blood changes colour in the leaves; experiment with spurge; with picris.