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  • n. A flowering plant of the genus Aletris.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a name of two North American plants, the yellow-flowered colicroot (Aletris farinosa) and the blazing star (Chamælirium luteum). Both are used in medicine.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The blazing-star, Aletris farinosa.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. any of several perennials of the genus Aletris having grasslike leaves and bitter roots reputed to cure colic


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