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 for Gentiana lutea
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Gentian \Gen"tian\ (j[e^]n"shan or j[e^]n"sh[i^]*an), n. [OE.
     genciane, F. gentiane, L. gentiana, fr. Gentius, an Illyrian
     king, said to have discovered its properties.] (Bot.)
     Any one of a genus ({Gentiana) of herbaceous plants with
     opposite leaves and a tubular four- or five-lobed corolla,
     usually blue, but sometimes white, yellow, or red. See
     Illust. of Capsule.
     [1913 Webster]
     Note: Many species are found on the highest mountains of
           Europe, Asia, and America, and some are prized for
           their beauty, as the Alpine ({Gentiana verna,
           Gentiana Bavarica, and Gentiana excisa), and the
           American fringed gentians ({Gentiana crinita and
           Gentiana detonsa). Several are used as tonics,
           especially the bitter roots of Gentiana lutea, the
           officinal gentian of the pharmacopoeias.
           [1913 Webster]
     Horse gentian, fever root.
     Yellow gentian (Bot.), the officinal gentian ({Gentiana
        lutea). See Bitterwort.
        [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Bitterwort \Bit"ter*wort`\, n. (Bot.)
     The yellow gentian ({Gentiana lutea), which has a very
     bitter taste.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  Gentiana lutea
      n 1: robust European perennial having clusters of yellow flowers
           [syn: great yellow gentian, Gentiana lutea]

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