Definition of Stavesacre

1. n. A kind of larkspur (Delphinium Staphysagria), and its seeds, which are violently purgative and emetic. They are used as a parasiticide, and in the East for poisoning fish.



Definition of Stavesacre

1. Noun. A highly toxic, perennial plant with purple flowers, ''Delphinium staphisagria''. ¹

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Definition of Stavesacre

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Stavesacre

staurotide
staurotides
staus
stave
stave-rhyme
stave-rhymed
stave-rhymes
stave church
stave in
stave off
stave rhyme
stave wood
staved
staveless
staves
stavesacre (current term)
stavesacres
stavewood
stavewoods
staving
stavudine
stavudines
staw
stawed
stawing
staws
stay
stay-at-home
stay-at-home(a)

Literary usage of Stavesacre

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1. The Cyclopædia;: Or, Universal Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and Literature.by Abraham Rees by Abraham Rees (1819)
"stavesacre, STAPHISAGRIA, in Botany ; for the characters, fee DELPHINIUM. The feeds, which are the only part of the plant directed fer medicinal ufe, ..."

2. Commercial Organic Analysis: A Treatise on the Properties, Proximate by Alfred Henry Allen, Henry Leffmann (1896)
"Alkaloids of stavesacre. The seeds of Delphinium Staphisagria contain several optically inactive alkaloids, which have been recently re-investigated by ..."

3. Commercial Organic Analysis: A Treatise on the Properties, Proximate by Alfred Henry Allen, Henry Leffmann, Joseph Merritt Matthews (1896)
"Alkaloids of stavesacre. The seeds of Delphinium Staphisagria contain several optically inactive alkaloids, which have been recently re-investigated by ..."

4. A Manual of Pharmacology by Walter Ernest Dixon (1906)
"stavesacre ACONITE Aconite Root, from Aconitum napellus, is the official variety of the Pharmacopoeia. It contains three alkaloids, of which (1) aconitine ..."

5. The British Flora Medica: A History of the Medicinal Plants of Great Britain by Benjamin Herbert Barton, Thomas Castle (1877)
"The tops, combined with chamomile, have had a great reputation as emollient and anodyne fomentations. DELPHINIUM STAPHISAGRIA, L. stavesacre. Nut. ..."

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