Valerian

Definition of Valerian

Va`le´ri`an
n.1.(Bot.) Any plant of the genus Valeriana. The root of the officinal valerian (Valeriana officinalis) has a strong smell, and is much used in medicine as an antispasmodic.
Greek valerian
(Bot.) a plant (Polemonium cæruleum) with blue or white flowers, and leaves resembling those of the officinal valerian.

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common valerian, flower, garden heliotrope, genus Valeriana, Valeriana, Valeriana officinalis
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