(rom good, and meat).
(From beautiful, and a joint, or knot; so named from its being handsomely jointed). See Polygonum.
(From good, and a name). See Uranoscopus.
And Callitricum. (from beautiful, and a leaf, or a hair). See
Callosity. See Callus.
(From beautiful, and
a cup; so called from the beauty of its flower and shape). See Papaver rubrum.
So Riverius calls a certain purgative medicine which he often used. It is thus prepared.
Merc. dule. Э j. gum. scammon. cum sulph. im-pregn vel rez. jalap. Э ss. mucilag. e gum. trag. q. s. f. pil. mediocr.
(From good, and black).
It used to be called Ethiops mineral. But calome/as is, in common acceptation, the mercurius dulc.sexties sub-limatus, which, if ground with the volatile spirits, becomes black: it is called also aquila alba. See Argentum Vivum.
Or Calomochnus. See Adarces.
So called from the place where it was procured. Calonian Myrrh. Hippocrates often prescribes it.
An instrument contrived by Lavoisier and De la Place, to measure degrees of heat separated. Mr. Wedgewood, Philos. Trans. 1784, has offered some objections to this instrument, which M. Berthollet replies to in Chemical Statics, vol. i. p. 404.
Or Calthula,(corrupted from
yellow). Marigold. See Calendula. Caltha arvensis, minima. See Calendula Arvensis.
Caltha palustris. See Calendula palustris.
It derives its name from the form of its fruit, which resembles those instruments of war which were cast in the enemy's way to annoy their horses. This plant is also called tribulus; trapa natans Lin. Sp. Pi. 182. The fruit is nutritious and demulcent, of use in diarrhoeas from abraded bowels, and it is said in the stone.