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Ho'useleek. n.s. [house and leek.] A plant.

The flower consists of several leaves, which are placed orbicularly, and expanded in form of a rose; out of whose flower-cup rises the pointal, which afterwards turns to a fruit, composed, as it were, of many seed-vessels resembling husks, which are collected into a sort of head, and full of small seeds. The species are six. Miller.

The acerbs supply their quantity of cruder acids; as juices of apples, grapes, the sorrels, and houseleek. Floyer.

Sources: Floyer, John (18) · Miller, Philip (58)

Attributes: Noun Substantive (1269)

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