pellitory

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Etymology 1[edit]

Probably a variant form of parietary.

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Noun[edit]

pellitory (plural pellitories)

  1. Pellitory of the wall. [from 15th c.]
    • 1653, Nicholas Culpeper, The English Physician Enlarged, Folio Society 2007, p. 215:
      The dried herb Pellitory made up into an electuary with honey, or the juice of the herb, or the decoction thereof made up with sugar or honey, is a singular remedy for any old or dry cough, the shortness of breath, and wheezing in the throat.
  2. Any plant of the genus Parietaria.
  3. Achillea ptarmica, sneezewort.

Etymology 2[edit]

Probably an alteration of pelleter, with change of ending after Etymology 1, above.

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Noun[edit]

pellitory (plural pellitories)

  1. Pellitory of Spain. [from 16th c.]
    • 1653, Nicholas Culpeper, The English Physician Enlarged, Folio Society 2007, p. 213:
      Common Pellitory is a very common plant, and will not be kept in our gardens without diligent looking to.