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Medeola. Medeola virginiana. Indian Cucumber.

Botanical name:

Medeola. Medeola virginiana L. (Gyromia virginiana L.) Indian Cucumber.—An indigenous perennial herb of the Fam. Liliaceae, growing in all parts of the United States. The tuber, which in shape and flavor bears a strong resemblance to a small cucumber, is said by Pursh to be eaten by the Indians, and by Barton to be useful as a diuretic in dropsies.


The Dispensatory of the United States of America, 1918, was edited by Joseph P. Remington, Horatio C. Wood and others.



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