- a cough.
Origin of tussis
< Latin: a cough
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Name from tussis, a cough, for which the plant is a reputed remedy.
The plant has its Latin name from tussis, a cough, and for many centuries has been used in pulmonary complaints.Plant Lore, Legends, and Lyrics
So the periods of Tussis ferina, or violent cough with slow pulse, called nervous cough, recurs by solar periods.Zoonomia, Vol. I
Calculus and tussis (l. 88) are diseases, the stone and bronchitis, that attacked him.Selections from the Poems and Plays of Robert Browning
In pectore sunt flatus & tussis ut in aere uenti & tonitrua.
- A cough.
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