\pˈanaks kwˌɪnkwɪfˈə͡ʊli͡əm], \pˈanaks kwˌɪnkwɪfˈəʊliəm], \p_ˈa_n_a_k_s k_w_ˌɪ_n_k_w_ɪ_f_ˈəʊ_l_iə_m]\
Definitions of PANAX QUINQUEFOLIUM
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This plant grows in North America. The root-Panax (Ph. U. S.)-Radix ginseng-is about the thickness of the little finger; an inch or two in length, often dividing into two branches; of a whitish-yellow colour; wrinkled on the surface, and of a compact, almost horny, texture. It has no smell, but a very sweet taste, combined with a slight degree of aromatic bitterness. It is much esteemed by the Chinese, who pay a high price for it. It is a gentle and agreeable stimulant.
By Robley Dunglison
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