a white or yellow, crystalline, water-soluble alkaloid, C 20 H 19 NO 5 , derived from barberry or goldenseal, used as an antipyrotic, antibacterial, and stomachic.
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a yellow bitter-tasting alkaloid obtained from barberry and other plants and used medicinally, esp in tonics. Formula: C20H19NO5
noun any shrub of the berberidaceous genus Berberis See barberry Historical Examples Trees and Shrubs for English Gardens Ernest Thomas Cook Life Movements in Plants Sir Jagadis Chunder Bose The Amateur Garden George W. Cable A Woman’s Hardy Garden Helena Rutherfurd Ely Journals of Travels in Assam, Burma, Bhootan, Afghanistan and The William Griffith Wanderings […]
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a river in E Guyana, flowing NE to the Atlantic Ocean. About 370 miles (595 km) long. Historical Examples The Nuttall Encyclopaedia Edited by Rev. James Wood Cotton is King and The Pro-Slavery Arguments Various Jungle Peace William Beebe Jungle Peace William Beebe Wanderings in South America Charles Waterton Jungle Peace William Beebe Encyclopaedia Britannica, […]
a cradlesong; lullaby. a composition for instrument or voice, having a soothing, reflective character. Historical Examples The Damnation of Theron Ware Harold Frederic Masters of French Music Arthur Hervey Leerie Ruth Sawyer Plays, Acting and Music Arthur Symons noun a cradlesong or lullaby an instrumental piece suggestive of this, in six-eight time n.