Definition of Blite

1. n. A genus of herbs (Blitum>) with a fleshy calyx. Blitum capitatum is the strawberry blite.



Definition of Blite

1. an annual herb [n -S]

Medical Definition of Blite

1. A genus of herbs (Blitum) with a fleshy calyx. Blitum capitatum is the strawberry blite. Origin: L. Blitum, Gr. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Blite

blister beetle
blister beetle poisoning
blister blight
blister copper
blister pack
blister rust
blistered
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blistering collodion
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blisterlike
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blistery
blit
blite (current term)
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blitheness
blither
blithered
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Literary usage of Blite

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1. A Manual of the Botany of the Northern United States by Asa Gray (1880)
"(COAST blite.) Stem angled, much branched; leaves thickish, ... L. (STRAWBERRY blite.) Stem ascending, branching; leaves triangular and somewhat ..."

2. A Supplement to the Pharmacopoeia: Being a Treatise on Pharmacology in by Samuel Frederick Gray (1821)
"GREAT WHITE blite. Blitum album. Amaranthus vi- ridis. Leaves used as a potherb, ... RED blite. Blitum rubrum. Amaranthus viridis. A variety of the former. ..."

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