Origin of ephedra
Examples from the Web for ephedra
Contemporary Examples of ephedra
The main ingredient was ephedra, which was shortly after taken off the market for causing heart attacks.Why Smart People Are Dumb Patients
July 14, 2014
Historical Examples of ephedra
Scarcely any change in vegetation occurs: an Ephedra, very common up the kotul and abundantly in fruit.
With small and abundantly-produced flowers, this resembles Ephedra, hence its name.Hardy Ornamental Flowering Trees and Shrubs
A. D. Webster
Word Origin for ephedra
genus of low, branchy desert shrubs, 1914, from Modern Latin (1737) from Greek ephedra, a name given by Pliny to the horsetail, literally "sitting upon," from fem. of ephedros, from epi "on" (see epi-) + hedra "seat, base, chair, face of a geometric solid" (see sedentary). The reason for the name is not known.