London

London Lon"don, n. The capital city of England. [1913 Webster]

{London paste} (Med.), a paste made of caustic soda and unslacked lime; -- used as a caustic to destroy tumors and other morbid enlargements.

{London pride}. (Bot.) (a) A garden name for {Saxifraga umbrosa}, a hardy perennial herbaceous plant, a native of high lands in Great Britain. (b) A name anciently given to the Sweet William. --Dr. Prior.

{London rocket} (Bot.), a cruciferous plant ({Sisymbrium Irio}) which sprung up in London abundantly on the ruins of the great fire of 1667. [1913 Webster]


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