Origin of stavesacre
Examples from the Web for stavesacre
An alkaloid discovered by Lassaigne and Feneulle in Delphinium staphysagria or stavesacre.
Delphinium, del-fin′i-um, n. a genus of Ranunculace comprising the larkspurs and stavesacre.
The vegeto-alkaline principle of the Delphinium staphysagria, or stavesacre.A Dictionary of Arts, Manufactures and Mines|Andrew Ure
Lotions of the smaller centaury or of stavesacre, and pomatum mixed with mercurial ointment, are very efficacious.The Insect World|Louis Figuier
Word Origin for stavesacre
herbal plant of the Delphinium family, c.1400, from Latin staphisagria, from Greek staphis agria, literally "wild raisin," from staphis "raisin" + agria, fem. of agrios "wild," literally "living in the fields," from agros "field" (see acre).