Definition of Tormentil

1. n. A rosaceous herb (Potentilla Tormentilla), the root of which is used as a powerful astringent, and for alleviating gripes, or tormina, in diarrhea.



Definition of Tormentil

1. Noun. A low-growing herb (''Potentilla erecta''). ¹

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Definition of Tormentil

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Medical Definition of Tormentil

1. A rosaceous herb (Potentilla Tormentilla), the root of which is used as a powerful astringent, and for alleviating gripes, or tormina, in diarrhea. Origin: F. Tormentille; cf. Pr, It, & NL. Tormentilla, Sp. Tormentila; all fr. L. Tormentum pain. So called because it is said to allay pain. See Torment. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Tormentil

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torilto
torinaoshi
torit
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torlike
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tormentil (current term)
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Literary usage of Tormentil

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1. English Botany; Or, Coloured Figures of British Plants, with Their Essential ...by Sir James Edward Smith, James Sowerby by Sir James Edward Smith, James Sowerby (1798)
"The flowers, which appear in June and July, are twice as large as in the Common tormentil, bright yellow, and grow on very long capillary ..."

2. The Youth's Companion, Or, An Historical Dictionary: Consisting of Articles by Ezra Sampson (1813)
"One pound and an half of tormentil, or three pounds of bistort, will tan a pound of dry hide, which requires seven pounds of oak bark. ..."

3. The History of the County of Dublin by John D'Alton (1838)
"Among the furze, tormentilla offici- nalis, common tormentil; vicia cracca, tufted vetch ; and on the old walls, poh/podium vulgare, common polypody ..."

4. The Cyclopædia of India and of Eastern and Southern Asia: Commercial by Edward Balfour (1885)
"In all parts of the world bitter sub- Menyanthes trifoliata and the tormentil are as popular in northern regions, ..."

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