any of a genus (Fumaria) of plants of the fumitory family, with watery juice and spurred flowers, formerly used in medicine
Origin of fumitoryMiddle English fumeter ; from Old French fumeterre ; from Medieval Latin fumus terrae, literally , smoke of the earth (see fume and amp; terrain): so called from its smell
designating a family (Fumariaceae, order Papaverales) of dicotyledonous plants, including the dicentras and corydalises
Any of various annual plants of the genus Fumaria native to Eurasia and Africa, having finely divided leaves and small, spurred, purplish flowers. Also called earth smoke.
Origin of fumitoryMiddle English fumetere, from Old French fumeterre, from Medieval Latin f&umacron;mus terrae : Latin f&umacron;mus, smoke + Latin terrae, genitive of terra, dry land, earth; see ters- in Indo-European roots.