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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Tall North American perennial herbs.

Usage examples (23)
  • Silphium was employed in medicine, apparently for a variety of purposes...
  • Silphium, as the OED says, wasA plant of the Mediterranean region, yielding a gum-resin or juice much valued by the ancients as a condiment or medicine; the juice...
  • A Chaffy crown or down to fome feeds; as in Bidens, Silphium, Tagetes,
  • Silphium, a famous medicinal plant of Lybia and of Persia, seems to have disappeared entirely. for more
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