Definition of Culver's root

1. Noun. A tall perennial herb having spikes of small white or purple flowers; common in eastern North America.




Medical Definition of Culver's root

1. Dried rhizome and roots of Veronicastrum virginicum (family Serophulariaceae). Indigenous to North America. Formerly used as a cathartic. Synonym: black root, Culver's root. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Culver's Root

Culex quinquefasciatus
Culiacan
Culicoides
Culicoides austeni
Culicoides furens
Culicoides milnei
Culicoides variipennis
Culiseta melanura
Cullen
Cullen's sign
Cullen skink
Culm
Culp pyeloplasty
Cultural Revolution
Culver's physic
Culver's root
Culverhouse
Culvers physic
Culvers root
Cumaean
Cumana
Cumberland
Cumberland Gap
Cumberland Mountains
Cumberland Plateau
Cumberland River
Cumberland sausage
Cumberland sausages
Cumbria

Literary usage of Culver's root

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1. A Manual of the Medical Botany of North America by Laurence Johnson (1884)
"Culver-s- Root, Culver-s-Physic. Description.—Tube of the corolla longer than its limb, and much longer than the calyx. Both calyx and corolla sometimes ..."

2. An Illustrated Flora of the Northern United States: Canada and the British by Nathaniel Lord Britton, Addison Brown (1898)
"Two species, I native of eastern North America, the other of northeastern Asia. 1. Leptandra Virginica (L. ) Nutt. Culver' s-root. (Fig. 3299. ..."

3. An Epitome of the newer materia medica, standard medicinal products, and by Parke, Davis & Company (1886)
"... 60 Culver,s root 54 pepo 58 Cup syringe, indispensable.. 27, 89 Curare 44 Cusso 16 Curcuma longa 60 ..."

4. The Vascular Flora of Pennsylvania: Annotated Checklist and Atlasby Ann Fowler Rhoads, William M. Klein by Ann Fowler Rhoads, William M. Klein (1993)
"... 126 Cucurbita maxima, 127 moschata, 127 pepo, 127 Cucurbitaceae, 126-128 Cudweed, 397 Clammy, 397 Fragrant, 397 Low, 397 Purple, 397 Culver" s-root, ..."

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