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ˈpɛl ɪˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr ipel·li·to·ry

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. pellitory-of-the-wall, wall pellitory, pellitory, Parietaria difussanoun

    herb that grows in crevices having long narrow leaves and small pink apetalous flowers

  2. pellitory, pellitory-of-Spain, Anacyclus pyrethrumnoun

    a small Mediterranean plant containing a volatile oil once used to relieve toothache

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Pellitorynoun

    parietaria, Lat. An herb.

    The pellitory hath an apetalous flower, whose flower cup is divided into four parts, which is sometimes bell-shaped like a funnel, with four stamina or threads surrounding the pointal, which becomes for the most part an oblong seed, surrounded by the flower cup; to which may be added, the flowers are produced from the wings of the leaves. Philip Miller.


  1. pellitory

    Pellitory refers to several different plants depending on the region, but typically it refers to a kind of small shrub, Anacyclus pyrethrum, native to Mediterranean regions, used in herbal medicine for its root that has a numbing effect. It can also refer to a type of herb, Parietaria judaica, or wall pellitory, a plant common in Europe known to cause allergies in some people.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Pellitorynoun

    the common name of the several species of the genus Parietaria, low, harmless weeds of the Nettle family; -- also called wall pellitory, and lichwort

  2. Pellitorynoun

    a composite plant (Anacyclus Pyrethrum) of the Mediterranean region, having finely divided leaves and whitish flowers. The root is the officinal pellitory, and is used as an irritant and sialogogue. Called also bertram, and pellitory of Spain

  3. Pellitorynoun

    the feverfew (Chrysanthemum Parthenium); -- so called because it resembles the above

  4. Etymology: [Sp. pelitre, fr. L. pyrethrum. See Bertram.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Pellitory

    pel′i-tor-i, n. a genus of plants found most commonly on old walls and heaps of rubbish: the feverfew.—n. Pell′itory-of-Spain, a plant which grows in Algeria, the root of which causes in the hands first a sensation of extreme cold, then one of a burning heat. [L. parietaria, the wall-plant—parietariusparies, parietis, a wall.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of pellitory in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of pellitory in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

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