Found 2 items, similar to Euphorbia Helioscopia.
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Definition: Euphorbia helioscopia
n : not unattractive European weed whose flowers turn toward the
sun [syn: sun spurge
, devil's milk
English → English
Definition: Euphorbia Helioscopia
, n. [F. tournesol, It. tornasole; tornare
to turn (LL. tornare) + sole the sun, L. sol. See Turn
, a., and cf. Heliotrope
.] [Written also turnsol
(a) A plant of the genus Heliotropium
; heliotrope; -- so
named because its flowers are supposed to turn toward
(b) The sunflower.
(c) A kind of spurge (Euphorbia Helioscopia
(d) The euphorbiaceous plant Chrozophora tinctoria
(a) Litmus. [Obs.]
(b) A purple dye obtained from the plant turnsole. See
, n. [OE. werte, AS. wearte; akin to D. wrat, G.
warze, OHG. warza, Icel. varta, Sw. v[*a]rta, Dan. vorte;
perh. orig., a growth, and akin to E. wort; or cf. L. verruca
1. (Med.) A small, usually hard, tumor on the skin formed by
enlargement of its vascular papill[ae], and thickening of
the epidermis which covers them.
2. An excrescence or protuberance more or less resembling a
true wart; specifically (Bot.), a glandular excrescence or
hardened protuberance on plants.
, Moist wart
(Med.), a soft, bright red, pointed
or tufted tumor found about the genitals, often massed
into groups of large size. It is a variety of condyloma.
Called also pointed wart
, venereal wart
. --L. A.
(Bot.), the swine's cress. See under Swine
(Zo["o]l.), any one of several species of East
Indian colubrine snakes of the genus Acrochordus
the body covered with wartlike tubercles or spinose
scales, and lacking cephalic plates and ventral scutes.
(Bot.), a kind of wartwort (Euphorbia Helioscopia
, n. (Bot.)
A name given to several plants because they were thought to
be a cure for warts, as a kind of spurge (Euphorbia Helioscopia
), and the nipplewort (Lampsana communis