Ferula

Ferula (from Latin ferula, `rod`) is a genus of about 170 species of flowering plants in the family Apiaceae, native to the Mediterranean region east to central Asia, mostly growing in arid climates. They are herbaceous perennial plants growing to 1–4 m tall, with stout, hollow, somewhat succulent stems. The leaves are tripinnate or even more .....
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Ferula

• (n.) The imperial scepter in the Byzantine or Eastern Empire. • (n.) A ferule.
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Ferula

(Latin) literally, this word means 'fennel'; it comes to indicate any kind of cane or stick, including those used to punish slaves and children.
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Ferula

Fer'u·la noun [ Latin ferula giant fennel (its stalks were used in punishing schoolboys), rod, whip, from ferire to strike; akin to Old High German berjan , Icelandic berja . Confer Ferule .] 1. A ferule. [ Obsolete] Beau. & Fl. 2. T...
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ferula

A genus of umbelliferous plants, including ferula asafoetida, that yields pungent oils and resins used formerly as carminatives and now as cat and dog repellents. A related plant, f. Galbanum, is used similarly. F. Foetida is used as a fresh vegetable. ... (12 Dec 1998) ...
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Ferula

Ferula is a genus of umbelliferous plants, whose species often yield a powerful stimulating gum resin, employed in medicine. The species are natives of the shores of the Mediterranean and Iran, and are characterized by tall-growing pithy stems, and deeply-divided leaves, the segments of which are frequently linear. Ferula communis of English garden...
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ferula

flat piece of wood
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ferula

Latin, meaning: the herb fennel / a rad to beat children with.
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Ferula

Type: Term Pronunciation: fer′ū-lă Definitions: 1. A genus of plants of the family Umbelliferae. Ferula assa-foetida, Ferula rubricaulis and Ferula foetida furnish asafetida; Ferula galbaniflua and Ferula rubricaulis, galbanium; and Ferula sumbul, sumbul.
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