inula

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin inula. Compare elecampane.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

inula ‎(plural inulas)

  1. Any of several plants of the genus Inula, such as elecampane.
    • 1977, Alistair Horne, A Savage War of Peace, New York Review Books 2006, p. 45:
      In springtime the ruins are a blaze of contrapuntal colour: wild gladioli of magenta, bright yellow inulas and spiky acanthus thrust up among sarcophagi carpeted with tiny blue saxifrage and sprawled over by convolvulus with great pink trumpets.
  2. The dried root of such a plant used as a stimulant.

Italian[edit]

Noun[edit]

inula f ‎(plural inule)

  1. inula