from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A genus of composite plants, type of the tribe Vernoniaceæ and Subtribe Euvernonieæ.

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  • n. any of various plants of the genus Vernonia of tropical and warm regions of especially North America that take their name from their loose heads of purple to rose flowers that quickly take on a rusty hue


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  • The one ironwood , vernonia noveboracensis , plant inside the garden produced many flowers.

    Fun With Seeds « Fairegarden

  • An ointment made of the fruit of the emblica myrabolans soaked in the milky juice of the milk hedge plant, of the soma plant, the calotropis gigantea, and the juice of the fruit of the vernonia anthelmintica, will make the hair white.

    The Kama Sutra of Vatsyayana

  • If a man thickens the juice of the fruits of the cassia fistula, and the eugenia jambolana by mixing them with the powder of the soma plant, the vernonia anthelmintica, the eclipta prostata, and the lohopa-jihirka, and applies this composition to the yoni of a woman, and then has sexual intercourse with her, his love for her will be destroyed.

    The Kama Sutra of Vatsyayana

  • Collaborative efforts have been focused on the vernonia trials at Africa University in Zimbabwe, where research is centered and a seed oil processing facility has been established.

    16: Oils

  • The low viscosity of vernonia oil should make it a good solvent in paint manufacture and the highly reactive epoxy group will cause it to become chemically bound in the dried paint rather than evaporating into the atmosphere.

    16: Oils

  • Researchers have been working since 1983 to make vernonia a commercial crop in Zimbabwe.

    16: Oils

  • There is still much work to be done on market development for vernonia oil, but some progress has been made.

    16: Oils

  • I asked Dr. Robert Perdue, who has worked with vernonia for many years, about its weed potential.

    16: Oils

  • These insects are two-brooded and the first brood feeds not only on the leaves of the grape, but on tulip, sassafras, vernonia and raspberry.

    Scientific American Supplement, No. 803, May 23, 1891

  • Joel's supervisor Dr Mike Clifford, Associate Professor in the Faculty of Engineering, is working on a number of sustainable materials and technologies including yak wool, recycled banknotes, waste cardboard and vernonia oil - a naturally occurring resin found in Ethiopian plants. - latest science and technology news stories


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