asthma-weed
1. SYN: lobelia. 2. SYN: Euphorbia pilulifera.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • pellitory — /ˈpɛlətri/ (say peluhtree), / təri/ (say tuhree) noun (plural pellitories) 1. any of several species of herbs belonging to the genus Parietaria, as pellitory of the wall, P. judaica, a branched perennial often found in crevices of rocks and… …   Australian English dictionary

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