horse gentian


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horse gentian

n.
Any of several North American and East Asian plants of the genus Triosteum of the family Caprifoliaceae, having opposite leaves, small purplish-brown flowers, and usually orange-yellow fruit. Also called feverwort.

horse gentian

n
(Plants) any caprifoliaceous plant of the genus Triosteum, of Asia and North America, having small purplish-brown flowers. Also called: feverwort

horse′ gen`tian


n.
any weedy North American plant of the genus Triosteum, of the honeysuckle family, having leathery fruit.
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Noun1.horse gentian - coarse weedy American perennial herb with large usually perfoliate leaves and purple or dull red flowershorse gentian - coarse weedy American perennial herb with large usually perfoliate leaves and purple or dull red flowers
herb, herbaceous plant - a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests
genus Triostium, Triostium - genus of Asiatic and North American herbs: feverroot