from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A genus of plants, formerly known as Cynocrambe, constituting the tribe Thelygoneæ in the order Urticaceæ.
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An herb which, steeped in drink, is said to make a woman conceive a girl.
Nathaniel Bailey, Etymological English Dictionary, 1749
February 4, 2009