barometz


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barometz

(ˈbærəʊˌmɛtz)
n
(Plants) a type of Asian fern, Cibotium barometz, the woolly rhizoma of which is thought to resemble a lamb. Also called: Scythian Lamb
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Traditional Chinese medicine herbal extracts of Cibotium barometz, Gentiana scabra, Dioscorea batatas, Cassia tora, and Taxillus chinensis inhibit SARS-CoV replication," Journal of Traditional and Complementary Medicine, vol.
As a practicing medievalist myself, I can of course cite any number of marvelous plants from the Middle Ages, including the goose-bearing barnacle tree, the homuncular mandrake, and the zoophyte known as the barometz or vegetable lamb of Tartary.
1) This curious organism, variously known as the Barometz or the Vegetable Lamb of Tartary, occurs rather differently in the Talmudic tradition, which describes the lamb attached by its navel to a stem rooted in the earth.