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Princeton's WordNet

  1. asarabacca, Asarum europaeumnoun

    thick creeping evergreen herb of western Europe

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary


    The name of a plant.

    Etymology: asarum, Lat.

    The flower cup is divided into four parts, and the fruit into six cells, filled with oblong seeds. The leaves are roundish, thick, and almost of the colour of those of the ivy tree. There are two sorts, the common asarabacca, and that of Canada. The first sort is used in medicine. It delights in a moist shady place, and is increased by parting the roots in autumn. Philip Miller.


  1. asarabacca

    Asarabacca is a plant species, scientifically known as Asarum europaeum, commonly found in Europe and Asia. It is a perennial plant in the birthwort family (Aristolochiaceae). It is notable for its heart-shaped leaves and grows close to the ground in shady areas. Asharabacca is often used for medicinal purposes, particularly in traditional medicine, due to its emetic, cathartic, and diuretic properties. It's also referred to as European wild ginger or hazelwort.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Asarabaccanoun

    an acrid herbaceous plant (Asarum Europaeum), the leaves and roots of which are emetic and cathartic. It is principally used in cephalic snuffs

  2. Etymology: [L. asarum + bacca a berry. See Asarone.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Asarabacca

    as-a-ra-bak′a, n. a European plant, a species of Asarum, having acrid properties, formerly used in the preparation of snuffs for catarrh, &c. [L. asarum, bacca, a berry.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of asarabacca in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of asarabacca in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5


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