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chamaelirium luteum Explained

Chamaelirium luteum at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Unicorn \U"ni*corn\, n. [OE. unicorne, F. unicorne, L. unicornis
one-horned, having a single horn; unus one + cornu a horn;
cf. L. unicornuus a unicorn. See {One}, and {Horn}.]
1. A fabulous animal with one horn; the monoceros; -- often
represented in heraldry as a supporter.

2. A two-horned animal of some unknown kind, so called in the
Authorized Version of the Scriptures.

Canst thou bind the unicorn with his band in the
furrow? --Job xxxix.
10.

Note: The unicorn mentioned in the Scripture was probably the
urus. See the Note under {Reem}.

3. (Zo["o]l.)
(a) Any large beetle having a hornlike prominence on the
head or prothorax.
(b) The larva of a unicorn moth.

4. (Zo["o]l.) The kamichi; -- called also {unicorn bird}.

5. (Mil.) A howitzer. [Obs.]

{Fossil unicorn}, or {Fossil unicorn's horn} (Med.), a
substance formerly of great repute in medicine; -- named
from having been supposed to be the bone or the horn of
the unicorn.

{Unicorn fish}, {Unicorn whale} (Zo["o]l.), the narwhal.

{Unicorn moth} (Zo["o]l.), a notodontian moth ({C[oe]lodasys
unicornis}) whose caterpillar has a prominent horn on its
back; -- called also {unicorn prominent}.

{Unicorn root} (Bot.), a name of two North American plants,
the yellow-flowered colicroot ({Aletris farinosa}) and the
blazing star ({Cham[ae]lirium luteum}). Both are used in
medicine.

{Unicorn shell} (Zo["o]l.), any one of several species of
marine gastropods having a prominent spine on the lip of
the shell. Most of them belong to the genera {Monoceros}
and {Leucozonia}.

Blazing \Blaz"ing\, a.
Burning with a blaze; as, a blazing fire; blazing torches.
--Sir W. Scott.

{Blazing star}.
(a) A comet. [Obs.]
(b) A brilliant center of attraction.
(c) (Bot.) A name given to several plants; as, to
{Cham[ae]lirium luteum} of the Lily family; {Liatris
squarrosa}; and {Aletris farinosa}, called also
{colicroot} and {star grass}.