Other tomes: King's
Bedeguar. Fungus Rosarum.—An excrescence upon the sweetbrier or eglantine, Rosa rubiginosa, and other species of Rosa, produced by the puncture of insects, especially by one or more species of Cynips. It is of irregular shape, usually roundish, about an inch in diameter, with numerous cells containing larvae. It is nearly odorless, of slightly astringent taste, and was formerly considered a diuretic and anthelmintic. Dose, from ten to forty grains (0.65-2.6 Gm.).