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arises from two sets of roots (cranial and spinal) that unite to form the nerve accessory nerve , eleventh cranial nerve , nervus accessorius , spinal accessory
any of various usually poisonous plants of the genus Aconitum having tuberous roots and palmately lobed leaves and blue or white flowers aconite
poisonous herb native to northern Europe having hooded blue-purple flowers; the dried leaves and roots yield aconite Aconitum napellus , helmet flower , helmetflower , monkshood
perennial marsh plant having swordlike leaves and aromatic roots Acorus calamus , calamus , flagroot , myrtle flag , sweet calamus , sweet flag
genus with one species that is a rapidly growing climbing vine with tuberous roots; grown in hot climates Agdestis , genus Agdestis
United States writer and Afro-American who wrote a fictionalized account of tracing his family roots back to Africa (1921-1992) Alex Haley , Haley
primitive chlorophyll-containing mainly aquatic eukaryotic organisms lacking true stems and roots and leaves alga , algae
southeastern Asian perennial with aromatic roots Alpinia galanga , galangal
Chinese perennial with pyramidal racemes of white flowers and pungent aromatic roots used medicinally and as flavoring Alpinia officinalis , Alpinia officinarum , lesser galangal
coarse perennial ragweed with creeping roots of dry barren lands of southwestern United States and Mexico Ambrosia psilostachya , perennial ragweed , western ragweed
primarily a bark feeder on aerial parts and roots of apple and other trees American blight , Eriosoma lanigerum , woolly apple aphid
unarmed woody rhizomatous perennial plant distinguished from wild sarsaparilla by more aromatic roots and panicled umbels; southeastern North America to Mexico American spikenard , Aralia racemosa , life-of-man , petty morel
complex carbohydrate found chiefly in seeds, fruits, tubers, roots and stem pith of plants, notably in corn, potatoes, wheat, and rice; an important foodstuff and used otherwise especially in adhesives and as fillers and stiffeners for paper and textiles amylum , starch
aromatic stems or leaves or roots of Angelica Archangelica angelica
biennial cultivated herb; its stems are candied and eaten and its roots are used medicinally Angelica Archangelica , archangel , garden angelica
introduced into United States from the Orient; larvae feed on roots of sugarcane and other grasses Anomala orientalis , Asiatic beetle , Oriental beetle
genus of beetles whose grubs feed mainly on roots of plants; includes several pests of cultivated grasses Anomala , genus Anomala
common perennial herb having aromatic roots used as a substitute for sarsaparilla; central and eastern North America Aralia nudicaulis , false sarsaparilla , wild sarsaparilla , wild sarsparilla
honey-colored edible mushroom commonly associated with the roots of trees in late summer and fall; do not eat raw Armillariella mellea , honey fungus , honey mushroom
creeping European perennial having red or pinkish-white flowers and red roots sometimes used as a substitute for madder in dyeing Asperula tinctoria , dyer's woodruff
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