grindelia

grindelia

[grin-dee-lee-uh, -deel-yuh]
noun
1.
any of various composite plants of the genus Grindelia, comprising the gumweeds.
2.
the dried leaves and tops of certain species of this plant, used in medicine.

Origin:
1880–85, Americanism; named after D.H. Grindel (1777–1836), Russian scientist; see -ia

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grindelia (ɡrɪnˈdiːlɪə)
 
n
1.  See also gum plant any coarse plant of the American genus Grindelia, having yellow daisy-like flower heads: family Asteraceae (composites)
2.  the dried leaves and tops of certain species of these plants, used in tonics and sedatives
 
[C19: named after David Hieronymus Grindel (1777--1836), Russian botanist]

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