What does lobelia mean?

Definitions for lobelialoʊˈbil yə

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. lobelia(noun)

    any plant or flower of the genus Lobelia


  1. lobelia(Noun)

    A genus of flowering plants in the Lobeliaceae family containing many species, some of which are garden plants.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Lobelia(noun)

    a genus of plants, including a great number of species. Lobelia inflata, or Indian tobacco, is an annual plant of North America, whose leaves contain a poisonous white viscid juice, of an acrid taste. It has often been used in medicine as an emetic, expectorant, etc. L. cardinalis is the cardinal flower, remarkable for the deep and vivid red color of its flowers

  2. Origin: [NL. So called from Lobel, botanist to King James I.]


  1. Lobelia

    Lobelia is a genus of flowering plants comprising 360–400 species, with a subcosmopolitan distribution primarily in tropical to warm temperate regions of the world, a few species extending into cooler temperate regions. English names include lobelia, asthma weed, barfweed, Indian tobacco, heaveleaf, pukeweed, retchwort, fool's bane, and vomitwort.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Lobelia

    lob-ē′li-a, n. an ornamental flower, its roots medicinal. [Lobel, a Flemish botanist.]

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Lobelia

    A plant genus of the family CAMPANULACEAE used medicinally and is a source of LOBELINE.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of lobelia in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of lobelia in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

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