asclepias

noun
as·cle·pi·as | \ ə-ˈsklē-pē-əs, a- \

Medical Definition of asclepias 

1 capitalized : a genus (family Asclepiadaceae) of perennial herbs found chiefly in North America with flowers having a corona of five concave hoods each of which bears a slender horn — see butterfly weed, milkweed

2 : any plant of the genus Asclepias

3 : the dried root of the butterfly weed formerly used as a diaphoretic and expectorant

called also pleurisy root

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