Definition of Bistort

1. n. An herbaceous plant of the genus Polygonum, section Bistorta; snakeweed; adderwort. Its root is used in medicine as an astringent.



Definition of Bistort

1. Noun. Any of several perennial herbs, of the genus ''Polygonum'', having spikes of pink flowers ¹

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Definition of Bistort

1. a perennial herb with roots used as astringents [n -S]

Medical Definition of Bistort

1. An herbaceous plant of the genus Polygonum, section Bistorta; snakeweed; adderwort. Its root is used in medicine as an astringent. Origin: L. Bis + tortus, p. P. Of torquere to twist: cf. F. Bistorte. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Bistort

bistables
bistate
bistatic
bistatin
bisteeya
bisteeyas
bistephanic
bister
bistered
bisteroid
bisters
bistetrazole
bistetrazoles
bistipuled
bistochastic
bistort (current term)
bistorts
bistouries
bistoury
bistramide
bistratal
bistratified
bistratose
bistre
bistred
bistres
bistriazole
bistriazoles
bistriflate
bistro

Literary usage of Bistort

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1. Familiar Wild Flowers by Frederick Edward Hulme (1902)
"The bistort should be sought for in moist meadows and by the sides of lakes, ... The rootstock of the bistort is large and twisted, perennial in duration, ..."

2. A Contribution to Our Knowledge of Seedlings by John Lubbock (1896)
"... bistort a, x 8. at the margins, and, like the cotyledons, glabrous with pubescent petioles. ... bistort ..."

3. Manual of Classical Literature by Johann Joachim Eschenburg (1854)
"bistort OF GREEK LITERATURE. Eustathius the celebrated commentator upon Homer (cf. § 115). .... bistort ..."

4. The Encyclopædia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and by Hugh Chisholm (1910)
"is in The fact that one is not dealing with literal bistort» complicate« the question of the nomadic or semi-nomadic life of the Israelite ancestors. ..."

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