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Saracens' consound definitions

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Saracen Sar"a*cen, n. [L. Saracenus perhaps fr. Ar. sharqi, pl. sharqi[=i]n, Oriental, Eastern, fr. sharaqa to rise, said of the sun: cf. F. sarrasin. Cf. Sarcenet, Sarrasin, Sirocco.] Anciently, an Arab; later, a Mussulman; in the Middle Ages, the common term among Christians in Europe for a Mohammedan hostile to the crusaders. Saracens' consound (Bot.), a kind of ragwort (Senecio Saracenicus), anciently used to heal wounds.




 


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