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wall pellitory

Definition:

an herb that grows in crevices having long narrow leaves and small pink apetalous flowers

Class:

plant noun (plants and fungi)

Plural:

wall pellitories

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Synonyms:

Parietaria diffusa [species] | pellitory | pellitory-of-the-wall | P. diffusa [abbreviation, species] | P. difussa [abbreviation, nonstandard, species] | Parietaria difussa [nonstandard, species]

Etymology:

peletre, from Old French piretre, from Latin pyrethrum, from Greek purethron,...
(Source: Collins Dictionary)  [more]

Definition references  (+images)

Collins Dictionary:

pellitory | pellitories [plural] | wall pellitory [sense-specific] | pellitory of Spain [sense-specific]

any of various urticaceous plants of the southern and western European ... | See "pellitory of Spain" (16 of 256 words, 2 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

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New World Dictionary:

pellitory | pellitories [plural] | wall pellitory [sense-specific] | pellitory of Spain [sense-specific] | Anacyclus pyrethrum [species, sense-specific] | Parietaria [genus, sense-specific]

any of a genus of plants of the nettle family, often grown as an ornamental | a Mediterranean plant of the composite family, whose root was formerly ... (26 of 64 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

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Wikipedia:

Parietaria officinalis [species] | Pellitory-of-the-wall | lichwort

a plant of the nettle family. Its leaves, however, are non-stinging. The plant grows on rubbish and on walls, hence the name. It was once used as a medicinal herb and in the making of certain metheglins. It's in a different family from Anacyclus ... (44 of 177 words, 1 image)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Parietaria officinalis

Merriam-Webster:

pellitory | pellitories [plural] | pellitory-of-Spain [sense-specific] | pellitory-of-the-wall [sense-specific] | Anacyclus pyrethrum [species, sense-specific] | Parietaria [genus, sense-specific]

a southern European composite plant resembling yarrow | any of a genus of herbs of the nettle family with alternate leaves and inconspicuous flowers (23 of 67 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/pellitory

Oxford Dictionary:

pellitory | pellitory of the wall | Parietaria judaica [species] | Urticaceae [family, member of]

a European plant of the nettle family with greenish flowers, which grows on or at the foot of walls or in stony places (23 of 67 words, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/pellitory

American Heritage Dictionary:

pellitory | pellitories [plural] | Anacyclus pyrethrum [species, sense-specific]

A small Mediterranean plant "(Anacyclus pyrethrum") containing a volatile oil once used for the relief of toothache and facial neuralgia. | Any of ... (22 of 64 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

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Wiktionary:

pellitory | pellitories [plural] | Parietaria [genus, sense-specific]

Pellitory of the wall. | Any plant of the genus Parietaria. | Achillea ptarmica, sneezewort. | Pellitory of Spain. (16 of 52 words, 4 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/pellitory

Britannica Encyclopedia:

spice and herb [food] | spice | herb

parts of various plants cultivated for their aromatic, pungent, or otherwise desirable substances. Spices and herbs consist of rhizomes, bulbs, barks, ... (21 of 862 words, 13 images)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/559769​/spice-and-herb

Columbia Encyclopedia:

herbaceous plant | woody plant | herbaceous plants

plant whose stem is soft and green and shows little growth of wood. The term is used to distinguish such plants from woody plants. Herbaceous plants, ... (26 of 103 words, pronunciation)

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Random House Dictionary:

herb | Herb | give it the herbs [sense-specific] | the herb [sense-specific] | herbage [archaic, sense-specific]

a flowering plant whose stem above ground does not become woody. | such a plant when valued for its medicinal properties, flavor, scent, or the like. ... (25 of 69 words, 6 definitions, pronunciations)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/herb

Cambridge Dictionary:

herb

a type of plant whose leaves are used in cooking to give flavour to particular dishes, or which are used in making medicine (23 of 48 words, 3 usage examples, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/herb

Macmillan British Dictionary:

herb [countable] | herbs [plural]

a plant used for adding flavour to food or as a medicine (12 of 38 words, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/herb

Encarta Dictionary:

pellitory | pellitories [plural] | Anacyclus pyrethrum [species]

a plant whose oil was formerly used for the relief of toothache. Native to: Mediterranean. (15 of 48 words, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861724649​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Collins Dictionary:

pellitory | pellitories [plural]

First use: 16th century

Origin: peletre, from Old French piretre, from Latin pyrethrum, from Greek purethron, from pur fire, from the hot pungent taste of the root

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New World Dictionary:

pellitory | pellitories [plural]

Origin: altered from Middle English peritorie from Old French paritoire from Latin parietaria from parietarius, of walls from paries: see "paries"

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Wiktionary:

pellitory | pellitories [plural]

Origin: Probably a variant form of parietary. | Probably an alteration of pelleter, with change of ending after Etymology 1, above.

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Merriam-Webster:

pellitory | pellitories [plural]

First use: 1528

Origin: Middle English peletre, pelytory, from Anglo-French peletre, peretre, from Medieval Latin peletrum, piretrum, alteration of Latin pyrethrum

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Oxford Dictionary:

pellitory | pellitory of the wall

Origin: late Middle English: alteration of obsolete parietary, from Old French paritaire, based on Latin paries, pariet- "wall"

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American Heritage Dictionary:

pellitory | pellitories [plural]

Origin: Middle English peletre, peletori, from Old French piretre, peletre, from Latin pyrethrum; see "pyrethrum".

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/pellitory

Encarta Dictionary:

pellitory | pellitories [plural]

First use: 15th century

Origin: Old French peletre, alteration of peretre from Latin pyrethrum

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861724649​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

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Collins Dictionary:

pellitory | pellitories [plural]

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the Free Dictionary:

pellitory

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Google Dictionary:

pellitory | pellitories [plural]

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

pellitory

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