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Noun: pellitory  'pe-li,to-ree [N. Amer], 'pe-li-t(u-)ree [Brit]
  1. Herb that grows in crevices having long narrow leaves and small pink apetalous flowers
    - pellitory-of-the-wall, wall pellitory, Parietaria difusa
  2. A small Mediterranean plant containing a volatile oil once used to relieve toothache
    - pellitory-of-Spain, Anacyclus pyrethrum

Derived forms: pellitories

Type of: herb, herbaceous plant

Part of: Anacyclus, genus Anacyclus, genus Parietaria, Parietaria

Encyclopedia: Pellitory