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Inula helenium definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: tall coarse Eurasian herb having daisylike yellow flowers with narrow petals whose rhizomatous roots are used medicinally [syn: elecampane, Inula helenium]

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Elecampane El`e*cam*pane", n. [F. ['e]nulecampane, NL. inula campana; L. inula elecampane + LL. campana a bell; cf. G. glockenwurz, i. e., ``bellwort.''] 1. (Bot.) A large, coarse herb (Inula Helenium), with composite yellow flowers. The root, which has a pungent taste, is used as a tonic, and was formerly of much repute as a stomachic. 2. A sweetmeat made from the root of the plant.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Helenin Hel"e*nin, n. (Chem.) A neutral organic substance found in the root of the elecampane (Inula helenium), and extracted as a white crystalline or oily material, with a slightly bitter taste.



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