any composite plant of the genus Arnica, having opposite leaves and yellow flower heads.
a tincture of the flowers of A. montana, of Europe, and other species of Arnica, formerly used as an external application in sprains and bruises.
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How to use arnica in a sentence
He felt more like going to his boarding-house and hunting for a bottle of arnica.Motor Matt's Daring, or, True to His Friends | Stanley R. Matthews
Oil of arnica is an excellent application for inflamed Piles.An Epitome of Homeopathic Healing Art | B. L. Hill
Carl got out the arnica, soaked a rag with it and bound the rag around Townsend's foot.Motor Matt's Peril, or, Cast Away in the Bahamas | Stanley R. Matthews
Matt, for such an emergency as had just presented itself, always carried a bottle of arnica in the toolbox.Motor Matt's Peril, or, Cast Away in the Bahamas | Stanley R. Matthews
Along the rills Gentiana calycosa, arnica chamissonis and Mimulus lewisii form banks of color.Mount Rainier | Various
British Dictionary definitions for arnica
any N temperate or arctic plant of the genus Arnica, typically having yellow flowers: family Asteraceae (composites)
the tincture of the dried flower heads of any of these plants, esp A. montana, used in treating bruises
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