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Definition: Yellow gentian
(j[e^]n"shan or j[e^]n"sh[i^]*an), n. [OE.
genciane, F. gentiane, L. gentiana, fr. Gentius, an Illyrian
king, said to have discovered its properties.] (Bot.)
Any one of a genus (Gentiana
) of herbaceous plants with
opposite leaves and a tubular four- or five-lobed corolla,
usually blue, but sometimes white, yellow, or red. See
Illust. of Capsule
Note: Many species are found on the highest mountains of
Europe, Asia, and America, and some are prized for
their beauty, as the Alpine (Gentiana verna
, and Gentiana excisa
), and the
American fringed gentians (Gentiana crinita
). Several are used as tonics,
especially the bitter roots of Gentiana lutea
officinal gentian of the pharmacopoeias.
, fever root.
(Bot.), the officinal gentian (Gentiana lutea
). See Bitterwort