Kal·mia (kalґme-ə) a genus of shrubs of the family Ericaceae, whose leaves have been used to treat syphilis, diarrhea, and chronic inflammatory disorders, and are thought to possess cardiac and sedative properties. K. latifoґlia L. is mountain laurel; it and related species contain andromedotoxin and are poisonous to livestock.

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  • kalmia — ● kalmia nom masculin (de Per Kalm, nom propre) Bel arbuste (éricacée) rustique toujours vert d Amérique du Nord, aux fleurs roses, pourpres ou blanches et au fruit vénéneux. kalmie [kalmi] ou kalmia [kalmja] n. f. ÉTYM. 1777, Encyclopédie, Suppl …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • kalmia — ☆ kalmia [kal′mē ə ] n. [ModL, after P. Kalm (1715 1779), Swed botanist] any of a genus (Kalmia) of North American evergreen shrubs of the heath family, as the mountain laurel, with flowers of white or rose …   English World dictionary

  • Kalmia — Kal mi*a, n. [NL. Named in honor of Peter Kalm, a Swedish botanist.] (Bot.) A genus of North American shrubs with poisonous evergreen foliage and corymbs of showy flowers. Called also {mountain laurel}, {ivy bush}, {lamb kill}, {calico bush}, etc …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Kalmĭa — (K. L.), Pflanzengattung aus der Familie der Ericaceae Rhododendreae, 10. Kl. 1. Ordn. L.; Arten: K, angustifelia, K. cuneata, K. glauca, K. hirsuta, K. rosmarinifolia, nordamerikanische Ziersträucher; K. latifolia, auch in Nordamerika, Blätter,… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Kalmĭa — L., Gattung der Erikazeen, kleine, glatte oder rauhbehaarte, niedrige, immergrüne Sträucher mit lanzettförmigen Blättern, napfförmigen, meist roten Blüten, die einzeln oder in traubig doldenförmigen Blütenständen achselständig oder an der Spitze… …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Kalmia — Kalmĭa L., Pflanzengattg. der Erikazeen, kleine immergrüne Sträucher Nordamerikas. K. angustifolĭa L., glauca Ait., latifolĭa L. bei uns Ziersträucher …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • Kalmia — Kalmia …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Kalmia — Taxobox name = Kalmia image caption = Kalmia angustifolia regnum = Plantae divisio = Magnoliophyta classis = Magnoliopsida ordo = Ericales familia = Ericaceae genus = Kalmia genus authority = L. subdivision ranks = Species subdivision = See text …   Wikipedia

  • Kalmia —   Kalmia …   Wikipedia Español

  • Kalmia — Lorbeerrosen Schmalblättrige Lorbeerrose (Kalmia angustifolia) Systematik Unterklasse: Asternähnliche (Asteridae) …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • kalmia — /kal mee euh/, n. any North American evergreen shrub belonging to the genus Kalmia, of the heath family, having showy flowers, as the mountain laurel. [ < NL (Linnaeus), after Peter Kalm (1715 79), Swedish botanist; see IA] * * * ▪ evergreen… …   Universalium

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