A staff, which it resembles. Fennel giant. It hath a large, succulent, milky root; the stalk is fungous, and full of a pitchy matter.

Ferula Africana Galdanii fera, Frutlcosa, sempervivens. See Galbanum.

Ferula asafoetida. See Asafoetida.

Ferula folio breviori. See Meum latifoliu.m Adulterinum.

Ferula glauco folio etc. called thapsia ferulacea, libanotis faeniculi folio, panax asclepium; thapsia as-clepium Lin. Sp. Pi. 375. Candy all heal. This species grows in Candy; its roots and seeds are diuretic and emmenagogue.

Ferula seu foemina; ferula tenuiore folio; ferula funiculi folio. Fennel giant. Ferula communis Lin. Sp. Pi. 355. It is.cultivated in gardens, and flowers in July. See Sagapenum.

Ferula minor, called also panax asclepium, ferula: facie, libanotis ferula folio et semine; ferula nodiftora Lin. Sp. Pi. 356. All-heal of Esculapius.


Ca Avenacea, (from fero, to bear; so called from resembling the young shoot of a tree,) festuca. The great wild oat grass. See -AEgy-lops.


See Castor.


(From fibra, a fibre). In botany it is applied to the root, and means consisting of small strings.


(From fibula, the small bone of the leg). See Peronaeus musculus longus.


(From ficus, a fig). See Scrophularia major, and Chelidonium minis.


(From the same). See Furs.


(From ficus, and Ficoides 3808 likeness). A succulent plant, resembling the fig tree, supposed to be emollient. Ficoides is also a name of the banana.


(From fidicen, a harper). Some muscles of the fingers, particularly used in playing upon the harp, and other stringed instruments. See

Lumbricales Musculi.


Ra Dices, (from filum, a thread). Filaceous roots; such as are furnished-with many thread-like filaments.


(From the thread-like filaments of its leaf). See Gnaphalium.

Filago Alpina. The herb lion's foot. See Leontopodium.


A filament, (from filum, a thread, of the diameter of a slender thread). In botany it is that thread-like part of the stamen which connects the anthera with the receptaculum. By some English botanists it is called thread.


(From filum, a thread). See Penis.


(From the same). See Lingua.


The plural of filix, (from filum, a thread; quasi filatim incisa). Ferns; one of the natural orders of the vegetable kingdom, having the fructification on the back side of the leaves. They constitute the first order in the class cryptogamia, and consist of sixteen genera divided into fructifications spicatae, frondosae, and radicales.


A dim. of filix, fern). A small sort of fern; also the herb maiden hair, (from filum, a thread, which it resembles). See Adianthum nigrum.


(From filum, and pendeo, to hang, because the numerous bulbs of its root hang as it were by small threads). Dropwort; saxifraga rubra and aenanthe. It grows wild in fields and chalky grounds, is rough and bitter, and slightly pungent. The species used in medicine is the spirea filipendula Lin. Sp. Pi. 702.

Filipendula cicutae facie. See Oenanthe Chaerophylli Foliis.