Definition of Gall of the earth
1. Noun. Common perennial herb widely distributed in the southern and eastern United States having drooping clusters of pinkish flowers and thick basal leaves suggesting a lion's foot in shape; sometimes placed in genus Prenanthes.
Group relationships: Genus Nabalus, Nabalus
Generic synonyms: Herb, Herbaceous Plant
Lexicographical Neighbors of Gall Of The Earth
Literary usage of Gall of the earth
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Publications by English Dialect Society (1886)
"intended. Holme (Academy of Armory, ii. 88) calls it Gall-of-the-earth. The root of Sonchus florida,uis, Willd., is so called in North America for a similar ..."
2. An Illustrated Flora of the Northern United States, Canada and the British by Nathaniel Lord. Britton, Hon. Addison. Brown (1913)
"... size of corolla ; the calyx-lobes narrow or broad. Five- flowered gentian. Gall-of-the-Earth. Gall-weed. Aug.-Oct. 5. ..."
3. Memoirs of a Captivity Among the Indians of North America: From Childhood to by John Dunn Hunter (1824)
"... thorn, &c. ; they sometimes apply the pounded roots of the gall of the earth-plant to wounds; inflammation generally follows, and the foreign body is ..."
4. Early Western Travels, 1748-1846: A Series of Annotated Reprints of Some of by Reuben Gold Thwaites (1904)
"Amidst these pasture lands I discovered a great variety of plants, among which were the gerardia flava, or gall of the earth; the gnaphalium dioicum, ..."