Definition of Secale
1. Noun. Cereal grass widely cultivated for its grain: rye.
Generic synonyms: Liliopsid Genus, Monocot Genus
Group relationships: Family Graminaceae, Family Gramineae, Family Poaceae, Graminaceae, Gramineae, Grass Family, Poaceae
Member holonyms: Rye, Secale Cereale
Definition of Secale
1. n. A genus of cereal grasses including rye.
Medical Definition of Secale
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Literary usage of Secale
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Grasses of Iowa by Louis Hermann Pammel, Julius Buel Weems, Carleton Roy Ball, F. Lamson-Scribner, Harry Foster Bain (1904)
"Two species, the secale cereale and S. fragile, both native of the Old World. The original species of S. cereale known as 5. montanum Guss, grows upon the ..."
2. A Clinical Materia Medica: Being a Course of Lectures Delivered at the by Ernest Albert Farrington (1887)
"secale cornutum, or Ergot, has long been used in the dominant school on account ... In the first place, the symptoms of secale may be divided into two sets, ..."
3. Baltimore Medical and Surgical Journal and Review edited by Eli Geddings (1834)
"She was ordered 3 iss of secale, in twelve powders, one to be taken three times a ... Commenced the secale Sept. 17th, 1833, and on the 23d was nearly well. ..."
4. Pharmacographia; a History of the Principal Drugs of Vegetable Origin, Met by Friedrich August Flückiger, Daniel Hanburgy (1879)
"Ergot is obtained almost exclusively from rye, secale ... In the next century it was noticed by Caspar Bauhin, who termed it secale luxurians,' and by ..."
5. A Text-book of Grasses with Especial Reference to the Economic Species of by Albert Spear Hitchcock (1914)
"secale L.—Rye. A small genus of southern Europe and southwestern Asia including 2 ... secale cereale. nerved, the apex tapering into a straight spikelet, ..."
6. The Homoeopathic Materia Medica: Arranged Systematically and Practically by Alphonse Teste (1854)
"secale cornutum, ergot; spurred rye.—This is a very incorrect designation ... 3 secale is perhaps more than any other drug capable of showing the action of ..."
7. Edinburgh Medical and Surgical Journal (1831)
"The labour continuing in this lingering way for twelve hours, I gave her two doses of the secale cornutum in infusion, with half an hour's interval. ..."
8. Magazine of Natural History edited by John Claudius Loudon, Edward Charlesworth, John Denson (1838)
"Ed. secale cor nut urn.—In several parts of Germany, the wetness of this summer has caused such an extensive production of those degenerated grains of the ..."