Origin of arnica
Examples from the Web for arnica
From the flowers of mountain arnica or German leopards bane (Arnica montana).
Maggie's head was bound up, and her bruises washed with arnica, and both she and Bessie were petted and comforted.Bessie at the Sea-Side|Joanna Mathews
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
She returned in an hour, and asked her mother for the arnica.Dr. Breen's Practice|William Dean Howells
So I washed it myself, night and morning, applying a solution of tincture of arnica, and it soon began to mend.Blanco y Colorado|William C. Tetley
British Dictionary definitions for arnica
Word Origin for arnica
Word Origin and History for arnica
plant genus of the borage family, 1753, Modern Latin, of unknown origin. Klein suggests Arabic arnabiyah, a name of a type of plant, as the ultimate source.