Definition of Asperula tinctoria

1. Noun. Creeping European perennial having red or pinkish-white flowers and red roots sometimes used as a substitute for madder in dyeing.

Exact synonyms: Dyer's Woodruff
Generic synonyms: Woodruff



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Asperula Tinctoria

Asperger's syndromes
Asperger syndrome
Asperger syndromes
Aspergerian
Aspergerians
Aspergillaceae
Aspergillales
Aspergillus
Aspergillus acid proteinase
Aspergillus clavatus
Aspergillus fumigatus metalloproteinase
Aspergillus oryzae carboxyl proteinase
Aspergillus terreus
Asperula
Asperula odorata
Asperula tinctoria (current term)
Asphodelaceae
Asphodeline
Asphodeline lutea
Asphodelus
Aspiculuris tetraptera
Aspidelaps
Aspidelaps lubricus
Aspidiotus
Aspidiotus perniciosus
Aspidistra elatio
Aspidophoroides
Aspidophoroides monopterygius
Aspie
Aspinwall

Literary usage of Asperula tinctoria

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1. Experimental Researches Concerning the Philosophy of Permanent Colours: And by Edward Bancroft (1814)
"... and also, Asperula tinctoria; or dyers' woodroof, the roots of which, according to Linnaeus, are used for dyeing red instead of madder, particularly by ..."

2. Memoir and Correspondence of the Late Sir James Edward Smith by James Edward Smith (1832)
"Asperula tinctoria is used in Gothland instead of Madder, and is preferable." " Sherardia has an oblong fruit, which the permanent calyx renders toothed, ..."

3. A Supplement to the Pharmacopoeia: Being a Treatise on Pharmacology in by Samuel Frederick Gray (1821)
"Asperula tinctoria. Aperitive, diuretic; dyes red. *CLEAVERS. Goose grass. Aparine. Gallium Aparine. Vulnerary, infusion used to curdle milk; ..."

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