Definition of Delphinium ajacis
1. Noun. Commonly cultivated larkspur of southern Europe having unbranched spikelike racemes of blue or sometimes purplish or pinkish flowers; sometime placed in genus Delphinium.
Generic synonyms: Flower
Group relationships: Consolida, Genus Consolida
Medical Definition of Delphinium ajacis
1. A species of plant (family Ranuculaceae) containing the alkaloids ajacine and ajaconine; the dried ripe seeds have been used externally as a parasiticide in pediculosis; rarely used now because of its toxicity. Synonym: larkspur. Origin: G. Delphinion, larkspur (05 Mar 2000)
Lexicographical Neighbors of Delphinium Ajacis
Literary usage of Delphinium ajacis
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Journal of Botany by Sir William Jackson Hooker (1834)
"He also supposes Delphinium ajacis to be the Hyacinthus of Theocritus and Ovid; of which he says,—" Petala alba inter se ..."
2. Proceedings of the American Pharmaceutical Association at the Annual Meeting by American Pharmaceutical Association, National Pharmaceutical Convention (1908)
"Delphinium ajacis, L.—A Common Source of Commercial Larkspur Seeds. ... They invariably proved to be Delphinium ajacis, L., and the author therefore ..."
3. Favourite Flowers of Garden and Greenhouse by Edward Step (1896)
"Kelway & Sons of Langport are the principal breeders and growers of the best of garden Delphiniums. Delphinium ajacis (Ajax's) is an erect, hairy plant, ..."