Definition of American ginseng

1. Noun. North American woodland herb similar to and used as substitute for the Chinese ginseng.

Exact synonyms: Panax Quinquefolius, Sang
Group relationships: Genus Panax, Panax
Terms within: Ginseng
Generic synonyms: Herb, Herbaceous Plant



Definition of American ginseng

1. Noun. ''Panax quinquefolius'', source of an herb used in traditional Chinese medicine as a tonic. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of American Ginseng

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American elm
American featherfoil
American feverfew
American flag
American flagfish
American fly honeysuckle
American flying squirrel
American football
American football game
American foxhound
American frogbit
American gallinule
American gentian
American germander
American ginseng
American golden plover
American golden plovers
American gray birch
American green toad
American hackberry
American harvest mouse
American hazel
American hellebore
American holly
American hop
American hornbeam
American hornbeams
American ivy
American jay

Literary usage of American ginseng

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1. Cyclopedia of American Horticulture: Comprising Suggestions for Cultivation by Liberty Hyde Bailey, Wilhelm Miller (1900)
"During the past 40 years the price of american ginseng has advanced nearly 700 per cent, but owing to the energetic hunt for the root, to the destruction of ..."

2. American Medical Botany: Being a Collection of the Native Medicinal Plants by Jacob Bigelow (1818)
"In a short time, however, the amount exported overstocked the market, the Chinese began to think the american ginseng inferior to the Tartarian, ..."

3. Income Opportunities in Special Forest Products: Self-Help Suggestions for by Margaret G. Thomas (1994)
"The market: american ginseng trends. Herb Market Report, December ... American Ginseng Production in New York State. Cornell Cooperative Extension of Greene ..."

4. American Medical Botany: Being a Collection of the Native Medicinal Plants by Jacob Bigelow (1817)
"In a short time, however, the amount exported overstocked the market, the Chinese began to think the american ginseng inferior to the Tartarian, ..."

5. The Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture: A Discussion for the Amateur, and by Liberty Hyde Bailey (1915)
"During the past fifty years the price of american ginseng has advanced nearly 700 per cent, but owing to the energetic hunt for the root, to the destruction ..."

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