A genus of composite plants, type of the tribe Vernoniaceæ and Subtribe Euvernonieæ.(noun)
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Use "vernonia" in a sentence
"The one ironwood , vernonia noveboracensis , plant inside the garden produced many flowers."
"An ointment made of the fruit of the emblica myrabolans soaked in the milky juice of the milk hedge plant, of the soma plant, the calotropis gigantea, and the juice of the fruit of the vernonia anthelmintica, will make the hair white."
"If a man thickens the juice of the fruits of the cassia fistula, and the eugenia jambolana by mixing them with the powder of the soma plant, the vernonia anthelmintica, the eclipta prostata, and the lohopa-jihirka, and applies this composition to the yoni of a woman, and then has sexual intercourse with her, his love for her will be destroyed."