senega


senega
noun
1. dried root of two plants of the genus Polygala containing an irritating saponin
Hypernyms: ↑root
Part Holonyms:
2. perennial bushy herb of central and southern United States having white flowers with green centers and often purple crest; similar to Seneca snakeroot
Syn: ↑Polygala alba
Hypernyms: ↑milkwort

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  • senega — ☆ senega [sen′i gə ] n. [< Senega (root), var. of SENECA1: from use by the Seneca against snake bites] 1. an E North American milkwort (Polygala senega) with single racemes of white flowers 2. its dried root, formerly used as an expectorant:… …   English World dictionary

  • Senega — Senĕga, Senĕga Kreuzblume (Polygala Senega L.), s. Polygala und Senegawurzel …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • senega — sf. bot. toks putokšlinių šeimos Amerikos augalas: Putokšlė senega (Polygala Senega) LBŽ. Senegos šaknis LBŽ …   Dictionary of the Lithuanian Language

  • Senega — Senega, Senegawurzel, die Wurzel der nordamerik. Pflanze Polygala Senega, ist officinell, wird bei chronischen Katarrhen u. andern atonischen Brustkrankheiten angewendet …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • Senega — Sen e*ga, n. (Med.) Seneca root. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Senega — Senega, Art der Pflanzengattung Polygala, s.d …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Senĕga — Senĕga, Pflanze, s. Polygala …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • SENEGA — fluv. Africae in Nigritia maximus, seu potius ramus praecipuus Nigri, maxime Borealis alias Darat, in Oceanum Atlanticum se exonerat, prope Arsinatium promontor. ubi Francorum colonia. Ei adiacent Urb. Genehoa, Tombutum, aliaeque. Excurrit ab… …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

  • Senega — NOTOC Senega is the dried root of the Polygala senega , In 1911, it was official in the British and United States pharmacopoeias. Senega contains an active principle, saponin. Senega is used chiefly as a stimulating expectorant in chronic… …   Wikipedia

  • sénéga — (entrée créée par le supplément) (sé né ga) s. m. Plante, le polygala senega, L. •   Le docteur Honoré, frappé de voir les naturels du centre de l Australie guérir toutes les maladies de poitrine par le sue du sénéga, Journ. offic. 23 avril 1872 …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré