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Definition of Valerian

Valerian n. means: Any plant of the genus Valeriana. The root of the officinal valerian (V. officinalis) has a strong smell, and is much used in medicine as an antispasmodic.

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Valerian n. means: Any plant of the genus Valeriana. The root of the officinal valerian (V. officinalis) has a strong smell, and is much used in medicine as an antispasmodic.

Meaning of Valerian

Valerian (n.) means: Any plant of the genus Valeriana. The root of the officinal valerian (V. officinalis) has a strong smell, and is much used in medicine as an antispasmodic.

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Valerian (n.): Any plant of the genus Valeriana. The root of the officinal valerian (V. officinalis) has a strong smell, and is much used in medicine as an antispasmodic.

Allheal (n.): A name popularly given to the officinal valerian, and to some other plants.

Polemonium (n.): A genus of gamopetalous perennial herbs, including the Jacob's ladder and the Greek valerian.

Nard (n.): An East Indian plant (Nardostachys Jatamansi) of the Valerian family, used from remote ages in Oriental perfumery.

Valerianic (a.): Performance to, or obtained from, valerian root; specifically, designating an acid which is usually called valeric acid.

Bennet (a.): The common yellow-flowered avens of Europe (Geum urbanum); herb bennet. The name is sometimes given to other plants, as the hemlock, valerian, etc.

Valerianaceous (a.): Of, pertaining to, or resembling, plants of a natural order (Valerianaccae) of which the valerian is the type. The order includes also the corn salads and the oriental spikenard.

Valero- (): A combining form (also used adjectively) indicating derivation from, or relation to, valerian or some of its products, as valeric acid; as in valerolactone, a colorless oily liquid produced as the anhydride of an hydroxy valeric acid.

Valeric (a.): Valerianic; specifically, designating any one of three metameric acids, of which the typical one (called also inactive valeric acid), C4H9CO2H, is obtained from valerian root and other sources, as a corrosive, mobile, oily liquid, having a strong acid taste, and an odor of old cheese.

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Meaning of Valerian

Valerian means: Any plant of the genus Valeriana. The root of the officinal valerian (V. officinalis) has a strong smell, and is much used in medicine as an antispasmodic.

Meaning of Allheal

Allheal means: A name popularly given to the officinal valerian, and to some other plants.

Meaning of Polemonium

Polemonium means: A genus of gamopetalous perennial herbs, including the Jacob's ladder and the Greek valerian.

Meaning of Nard

Nard means: An East Indian plant (Nardostachys Jatamansi) of the Valerian family, used from remote ages in Oriental perfumery.

Meaning of Valerianic

Valerianic means: Performance to, or obtained from, valerian root; specifically, designating an acid which is usually called valeric acid.

Meaning of Bennet

Bennet means: The common yellow-flowered avens of Europe (Geum urbanum); herb bennet. The name is sometimes given to other plants, as the hemlock, valerian, etc.

Meaning of Valerianaceous

Valerianaceous means: Of, pertaining to, or resembling, plants of a natural order (Valerianaccae) of which the valerian is the type. The order includes also the corn salads and the oriental spikenard.

Meaning of Valero-

Valero- means: A combining form (also used adjectively) indicating derivation from, or relation to, valerian or some of its products, as valeric acid; as in valerolactone, a colorless oily liquid produced as the anhydride of an hydroxy valeric acid.

Meaning of Valeric

Valeric means: Valerianic; specifically, designating any one of three metameric acids, of which the typical one (called also inactive valeric acid), C4H9CO2H, is obtained from valerian root and other sources, as a corrosive, mobile, oily liquid, having a strong acid taste, and an odor of old cheese.

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