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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Meyer (PG; Ginseng Radix), Epimedium koreanum Nakai (EK; Epimedii Herba), and Ciborium barometz J.
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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.