\ɐbɹˈuːz], \ɐbɹˈuːz], \ɐ_b_ɹ_ˈuː_z]\
Sort: Oldest first
By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop
[Latin] A genus of leguminous plants. A. praecatorius, Indian (or wild) licorice, indigenous to India and naturalized in all tropical countries furnishes a medicinal root (Abri radix) and seeds (Abri semen). The latter called jequirity, contain a mixture of poisonous proteids (Abrin). An infusion of jequirity is applied to the eyes to cure old pannus by setting up a violent conjunctivitis (jequirity ophthalmia).
By Alexander Duane
By Willam Alexander Newman Dorland
Word of the day
- German musician and Romantic composer of orchestral choral works (1809-1847)