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Word Meanings - BRUISEWORT - Book Publishers vocabulary database

A plant supposed to heal bruises, as the true daisy, the soapwort, and the comfrey.

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    A subdivision of Carnivora having plantigrade feet. It includes the bears, raccoons, and allied species.
    The embryo which has begun its development in the act of germination.
    Walking on the sole of the foot; pertaining to the plantigrades. Having the foot so formed that the heel touches the ground when the leg is upright.
    Government by planters; planters, collectively.
    The occupation or position of a planter, or the management of a plantation, as in the United States or the West Indies.
    Without plants; barren of vegetation.
    Supposition; hypothesis; conjecture. Hudibras.
    Capable of being supposed, or imagined to exist; as, that is not a supposable case. -- Sup*pos"a*ble*ness, n. -- Sup*pos"a*bly, adv.
    A stalk or shoot of sugar cane of the first growth from the cutting. The growth of the second and following years is of inferior quality, and is called rattoon.
    Fixed in place, as a projecting member wrought on a separate piece of stuff; as, a planted molding.
    A treelike perennial herb of tropical regions, bearing immense leaves and large clusters of the fruits called plantains. See Musa. 2. The fruit of this plant. It is long and somewhat cylindrical, slightly curved, and, when ripe, soft, fleshy,
    1. Fraudulently substituted for something else; not being what is purports to be; not genuine; spurious; counterfeit; as, a supposititious child; a supposititious writing. Bacon. 2. Suppositional; hypothetical. Woodward. -- Sup*pos`i*ti"tious*ly,
    A young plant, or plant in embryo. E. Darwin.
    A common plant of the Pink family; -- so called because its bruised leaves, when agitated in water, produce a lather like that from soap. Called also Bouncing Bet.
    Belonging to plants; as, plantal life. Dr. H. More.
    A little plant.
    The act of supposing; also, that which is supposed; supposition; opinion. Shak. Interest, with a Jew, never proceeds but upon supposal, at least, of a firm and sufficient bottom. South.
    Eating, or subsisting on, plants; as, a plant-eating beetle.
    A rough, hairy, perennial plant of several species, of the genus Symphytum. Note: A decoction of the mucilaginous root of the "common comfrey" is used in cough mixtures, etc.; and the gigantic "prickly comfrey" is somewhat cultivated as a forage
    One who supposes.
    The act of displanting; removal; displacement. Sir W. Raleigh.
    heels, to throw down; sub under + planta the sole of the foot, also, 1. To trip up. "Supplanted, down he fell." Milton. 2. To remove or displace by stratagem; to displace and take the place of; to supersede; as, a rival supplants another in the
    Having the tarsus covered behind with a horny sheath continuous on both sides, as in most singing birds, except the larks.
    The act or process of implantating.
    A plant , of East Indian origin, allied to the tomato, and bearing a large, smooth, edible fruit, shaped somewhat like an egg; mad-apple.
    1. The act of presupposing; an antecedent implication; presumption. 2. That which is presupposed; a previous supposition or surmise.
    To take up ; to transplant.
    A plant in new Zealand , allied to the lilies and aloes. The leaves are two inches wide and several feet long, and furnish a fiber which is used for making ropes, mats, and coarse cloth.
    A plant the leafstalks of which are acid, and are used in making pies; the garden rhubarb.
    To plant again.
    Etym: 1. To remove ; to unsettle and take away; to displace; to root out; as, to displant inhabitants. I did not think a look, Or a poor word or two, could have displanted Such a fixed constancy. Beau. & Fl. 2. To strip of what is planted


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