from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The plant fumitory, Fumaria officinalis.


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  • Fumitory -- _fume-terre_, earth-smoke -- is not very satisfactorily explained, though many explanations have been given; but that the name was an ancient one we know from the interesting Stockholm manuscript of the eleventh century published by Mr.J. Pettigrew, and of which a few lines are worth quoting.

    The plant-lore & garden-craft of Shakespeare Henry Nicholson Ellacombe 1868

  • Jungfrau exists, with Jotunheim and the Jura exists, with Jabron and Jambo, Jogkarta exists, with earth-swirls and earth-smoke exists with water masses, landmasses, earthquakes exists, with Judenburg, Johannesburg and the Jerusalem of Jerusalems atombombs exist

    Nomadics 2009


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