Gentian meaning

jĕn'shən
Any of numerous plants of the family Gentianaceae and especially the genus Gentiana, characteristically having opposite leaves and showy, often blue flowers.
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The dried rhizome and roots of a yellow-flowered European gentian, G. lutea, sometimes used as a tonic.
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Designating a family (Gentianaceae, order Gentianales) of dicotyledonous plants, including the fringed gentians and the closed gentians.
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Any of a large genus (Gentiana) of plants of the gentian family, with blue, white, red, or yellow flowers.
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The bitter root of the yellow gentian (G. lutea), used as a gastrointestinal tonic.
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Any of numerous plants of the family Gentianaceae and especially the genus Gentiana, characteristically having opposite leaves and showy, often blue flowers.
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The dried rhizome and roots of a yellow-flowered European gentian, G. lutea, sometimes used as a tonic.
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Any of various herbs of the family Gentianaceae found in temperate and mountainous regions with violet or blue flowers.
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The dried roots and rhizome of a European gentian, Gentiana lutea, used as a tonic.
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Origin of gentian

Middle English gencian from Old French genciane from Latin gentiāna perhaps after Gentius , second-century bc king of Illyria