vernonia

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Related to Bitterleaf: Vernonia amygdalina
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Noun1.vernonia - any of various plants of the genus Vernonia of tropical and warm regions of especially North America that take their name from their loose heads of purple to rose flowers that quickly take on a rusty huevernonia - any of various plants of the genus Vernonia of tropical and warm regions of especially North America that take their name from their loose heads of purple to rose flowers that quickly take on a rusty hue
genus Vernonia - genus of New World tropical herbs or shrubs with terminal cymose heads of tubular 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
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His sister had tried everything in her power to wean him off this habit--from soaking his hands in bitterleaf sap to coating his fingers with chicken shit--but Benaebi persisted.
The vegetable most typical in the southern region of Cameroon is ndole, which is made of boiled, shredded bitterleaf and peanuts, and can be cooked with fish or meat.
A study was conducted at Alcorn State University Experiment Station to determine the effects of plant spacing and leaf harvestation (stripping and clipping) on the bioactive elements of bitterleaf. A randomized complete block design was used containing two plant spacings (3 feet and 4 feet) and two leaf harvestation methods (clipping and stripping).