gall of the earth

Definition of gall of the earth

1 :a lion's foot of the genus Prenanthes; especially :a common perennial herb (P. serpentaria) that is widely distributed in the southern and eastern U.S. and has thick variable basal leaves and clusters of pink to white flower heads
2 :a wild plant of the genus Lactuca
3 :pinedrops 1

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Origin and Etymology of gall of the earth

earlier gall of the earth lesser centaury (translation of Middle French fiel de terre, translation of Latin fel terrae), from 1gall


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