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Pennyroyal definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

PENNYROY'AL, n. A plant of the genus Mentha.
The English pennyroyal is the Mentha pulegium; the N. American pennyroyal is the Cunila pulegioides.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: Eurasian perennial mint have small lilac-blue flowers and ovate leaves; yields an aromatic oil [syn: pennyroyal, Mentha pulegium]
2: erect hairy branching American herb having purple-blue flowers; yields an essential oil used as an insect repellent and sometimes in folk medicine [syn: pennyroyal, American pennyroyal, Hedeoma pulegioides]

Merriam Webster's

noun Etymology: probably alteration of Anglo-French puliol real, from puliol pennyroyal (ultimately from Latin puleium) + real royal Date: 1530 1. a European perennial mint (Mentha pulegium) with small aromatic leaves 2. an aromatic North American mint (Hedeoma pulegioides) that has blue or violet flowers borne in axillary tufts and yields an oil used in folk medicine or to drive away mosquitoes

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. 1 a creeping mint, Mentha pulegium, cultivated for its supposed medicinal properties. 2 US an aromatic plant, Hedeoma pulegioides. Etymology: app. f. earlier puliol(e) ryall f. AF puliol, OF pouliol ult. f. L pulegium + real ROYAL

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Pennyroyal Pen`ny*roy"al, n. [A corruption of OE. puliall royal. OE. puliall is ultimately derived fr. L. puleium, or pulegium regium (so called as being good against fleas), fr. pulex a flea; and royal is a translation of L. regium, in puleium regium.] (Bot.) An aromatic herb (Mentha Pulegium) of Europe; also, a North American plant (Hedeoma pulegioides) resembling it in flavor. Bastard pennyroyal (Bot.) See Blue curls, under Blue.




 


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