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 for dragon root
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Green \Green\ (gr[=e]n), a. [Compar. Greener (gr[=e]n"[~e]r);
     superl. Greenest.] [OE. grene, AS. gr[=e]ne; akin to D.
     groen, OS. gr[=o]ni, OHG. gruoni, G. gr["u]n, Dan. & Sw.
     gr["o]n, Icel. gr[ae]nn; fr. the root of E. grow. See
     Grow.]
     1. Having the color of grass when fresh and growing;
        resembling that color of the solar spectrum which is
        between the yellow and the blue; verdant; emerald.
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     2. Having a sickly color; wan.
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              To look so green and pale.            --Shak.
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     3. Full of life and vigor; fresh and vigorous; new; recent;
        as, a green manhood; a green wound.
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              As valid against such an old and beneficent
              government as against . . . the greenest usurpation.
                                                    --Burke.
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     4. Not ripe; immature; not fully grown or ripened; as, green
        fruit, corn, vegetables, etc.
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     5. Not roasted; half raw. [R.]
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              We say the meat is green when half roasted. --L.
                                                    Watts.
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     6. Immature in age, judgment, or experience; inexperienced;
        young; raw; not trained; awkward; as, green in years or
        judgment.
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              I might be angry with the officious zeal which
              supposes that its green conceptions can instruct my
              gray hairs.                           --Sir W.
                                                    Scott.
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     7. Not seasoned; not dry; containing its natural juices; as,
        green wood, timber, etc. --Shak.
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     8. (Politics) Concerned especially with protection of the
        enviroment; -- of political parties and political
        philosophies; as, the European green parties.
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     Green brier (Bot.), a thorny climbing shrub ({Emilaz
        rotundifolia) having a yellowish green stem and thick
        leaves, with small clusters of flowers, common in the
        United States; -- called also cat brier.
  
     Green con (Zool.), the pollock.
  
     Green crab (Zool.), an edible, shore crab ({Carcinus
        menas) of Europe and America; -- in New England locally
        named joe-rocker.
  
     Green crop, a crop used for food while in a growing or
        unripe state, as distingushed from a grain crop, root
        crop, etc.
  
     Green diallage. (Min.)
        (a) Diallage, a variety of pyroxene.
        (b) Smaragdite.
  
     Green dragon (Bot.), a North American herbaceous plant
        ({Aris[ae]ma Dracontium), resembling the Indian turnip;
        -- called also dragon root.
  
     Green earth (Min.), a variety of glauconite, found in
        cavities in amygdaloid and other eruptive rock, and used
        as a pigment by artists; -- called also mountain green.
        
  
     Green ebony.
        (a) A south American tree ({Jacaranda ovalifolia), having
            a greenish wood, used for rulers, turned and inlaid
            work, and in dyeing.
        (b) The West Indian green ebony. See Ebony.
  
     Green fire (Pyrotech.), a composition which burns with a
        green flame. It consists of sulphur and potassium
        chlorate, with some salt of barium (usually the nitrate),
        to which the color of the flame is due.
  
     Green fly (Zool.), any green species of plant lice or
        aphids, esp. those that infest greenhouse plants.
  
     Green gage, (Bot.) See Greengage, in the Vocabulary.
  
     Green gland (Zool.), one of a pair of large green glands in
        Crustacea, supposed to serve as kidneys. They have their
        outlets at the bases of the larger antenn[ae].
  
     Green hand, a novice. [Colloq.]
  
     Green heart (Bot.), the wood of a lauraceous tree found in
        the West Indies and in South America, used for
        shipbuilding or turnery. The green heart of Jamaica and
        Guiana is the Nectandra Rodi[oe]i, that of Martinique is
        the Colubrina ferruginosa.
  
     Green iron ore (Min.) dufrenite.
  
     Green+laver+(Bot.),+an+edible+seaweed+({Ulva+latissima">Green laver (Bot.), an edible seaweed ({Ulva latissima);
        -- called also green sloke.
  
     Green lead ore (Min.), pyromorphite.
  
     Green linnet (Zool.), the greenfinch.
  
     Green looper (Zool.), the cankerworm.
  
     Green marble (Min.), serpentine.
  
     Green mineral, a carbonate of copper, used as a pigment.
        See Greengill.
  
     Green monkey (Zool.) a West African long-tailed monkey
        ({Cercopithecus callitrichus), very commonly tamed, and
        trained to perform tricks. It was introduced into the West
        Indies early in the last century, and has become very
        abundant there.
  
     Green salt of Magnus (Old Chem.), a dark green crystalline
        salt, consisting of ammonia united with certain chlorides
        of platinum.
  
     Green sand (Founding) molding sand used for a mold while
        slightly damp, and not dried before the cast is made.
  
     Green sea (Naut.), a wave that breaks in a solid mass on a
        vessel's deck.
  
     Green sickness (Med.), chlorosis.
  
     Green snake (Zool.), one of two harmless American snakes
        ({Cyclophis vernalis, and C. [ae]stivus). They are
        bright green in color.
  
     Green turtle (Zool.), an edible marine turtle. See
        Turtle.
  
     Green vitriol.
        (a) (Chem.) Sulphate of iron; a light green crystalline
            substance, very extensively used in the preparation of
            inks, dyes, mordants, etc.
        (b) (Min.) Same as copperas, melanterite and sulphate
            of iron.
  
     Green ware, articles of pottery molded and shaped, but not
        yet baked.
  
     Green woodpecker (Zool.), a common European woodpecker
        ({Picus viridis); -- called also yaffle.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  dragon \drag"on\ (dr[a^]g"[u^]n), n. [F. dragon, L. draco, fr.
     Gr. dra`kwn, prob. fr. de`rkesqai, dra`kein, to look (akin to
     Skr. dar[,c] to see), and so called from its terrible eyes.
     Cf. Drake a dragon, Dragoon.]
     1. (Myth.) A fabulous animal, generally represented as a
        monstrous winged serpent or lizard, with a crested head
        and enormous claws, and regarded as very powerful and
        ferocious.
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              The dragons which appear in early paintings and
              sculptures are invariably representations of a
              winged crocodile.                     --Fairholt.
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     Note: In Scripture the term dragon refers to any great
           monster, whether of the land or sea, usually to some
           kind of serpent or reptile, sometimes to land serpents
           of a powerful and deadly kind. It is also applied
           metaphorically to Satan.
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                 Thou breakest the heads of the dragons in the
                 waters.                            -- Ps. lxxiv.
                                                    13.
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                 Thou shalt tread upon the lion and adder; the
                 young lion and the dragon shalt thou trample
                 under feet.                        -- Ps. xci.
                                                    13.
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                 He laid hold on the dragon, that old serpent,
                 which is the Devil and Satan, and bound him a
                 thousand years.                    --Rev. xx. 2.
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     2. A fierce, violent person, esp. a woman. --Johnson.
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     3. (Astron.) A constellation of the northern hemisphere
        figured as a dragon; Draco.
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     4. A luminous exhalation from marshy grounds, seeming to move
        through the air as a winged serpent.
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     5. (Mil. Antiq.) A short musket hooked to a swivel attached
        to a soldier's belt; -- so called from a representation of
        a dragon's head at the muzzle. --Fairholt.
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     6. (Zool.) A small arboreal lizard of the genus Draco, of
        several species, found in the East Indies and Southern
        Asia. Five or six of the hind ribs, on each side, are
        prolonged and covered with weblike skin, forming a sort of
        wing. These prolongations aid them in making long leaps
        from tree to tree. Called also flying lizard.
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     7. (Zool.) A variety of carrier pigeon.
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     8. (Her.) A fabulous winged creature, sometimes borne as a
        charge in a coat of arms.
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     Note: Dragon is often used adjectively, or in combination, in
           the sense of relating to, resembling, or characteristic
           of, a dragon.
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     Dragon arum (Bot.), the name of several species of
        Aris[ae]ma, a genus of plants having a spathe and
        spadix. See Dragon root(below).
  
     Dragon fish (Zool.), the dragonet.
  
     Dragon fly (Zool.), any insect of the family
        Libellulid[ae]. They have finely formed, large and
        strongly reticulated wings, a large head with enormous
        eyes, and a long body; -- called also mosquito hawks.
        Their larv[ae] are aquatic and insectivorous.
  
     Dragon root (Bot.), an American aroid plant ({Aris[ae]ma
        Dracontium); green dragon.
  
     Dragon's blood, a resinous substance obtained from the
        fruit of several species of Calamus, esp. from Calamus
        Rotang and Calamus Draco, growing in the East Indies. A
        substance known as dragon's blood is obtained by exudation
        from Drac[ae]na Draco; also from Pterocarpus Draco, a
        tree of the West Indies and South America. The color is
        red, or a dark brownish red, and it is used chiefly for
        coloring varnishes, marbles, etc. Called also Cinnabar
        Gr[ae]corum.
  
     Dragon's head.
        (a) (Bot.) A plant of several species of the genus
            Dracocephalum. They are perennial herbs closely
            allied to the common catnip.
        (b) (Astron.) The ascending node of a planet, indicated,
            chiefly in almanacs, by the symbol ?. The deviation
            from the ecliptic made by a planet in passing from one
            node to the other seems, according to the fancy of
            some, to make a figure like that of a dragon, whose
            belly is where there is the greatest latitude; the
            intersections representing the head and tail; -- from
            which resemblance the denomination arises. --Encyc.
            Brit.
  
     Dragon shell (Zool.), a species of limpet.
  
     Dragon's skin, fossil stems whose leaf scars somewhat
        resemble the scales of reptiles; -- a name used by miners
        and quarrymen. --Stormonth.
  
     Dragon's tail (Astron.), the descending node of a planet,
        indicated by the symbol ?. See Dragon's head (above).
  
     Dragon's wort (Bot.), a plant of the genus Artemisia
        ({Artemisia dracunculus).
  
     Dragon tree (Bot.), a West African liliaceous tree
        ({Drac[ae]na Draco), yielding one of the resins called
        dragon's blood. See Drac[ae]na.
  
     Dragon water, a medicinal remedy very popular in the
        earlier half of the 17th century. "Dragon water may do
        good upon him." --Randolph (1640).
  
     Flying dragon, a large meteoric fireball; a bolide.
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