Origin of hydrastis
< New Latin (Linnaeus), the genus name < Greek hydr- hydr-1 + New Latin -astis < ?
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Examples from the Web for hydrastis
The name, in view of the small content of hydrastis, is misleading.
The Hydrastis canadensis has also peculiar claims as a bitter stomachic.
Hydrastis canadensis, or Canadian yellow root, is a valuable bitter, and furnishes a useful yellow dye.The Commercial Products of the Vegetable Kingdom
P. L. Simmonds
The addition of the extracts of aconite, hydrastis and viburnum prunifolium is likewise unfortunate.
I procured four years ago several pounds of green Hydrastis root from a digger and set them out in three different patches.Ginseng and Other Medicinal Plants
A. R. (Arthur Robert) Harding
- any ranunculaceous plant of the genus Hydrastis, of Japan and E North America, such as goldenseal, having showy foliage and ornamental red fruits
C18: New Latin, from Greek hydro- + -astis, of unknown origin
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