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Dog-rose

Botanical name, Cynorrhodos—i.e. Greek Kuno-rodon, dog-rose; so called because it was supposed to cure the bite of a mad dog (Rosa Canina, wild brier).

“A morsu vero [i.e. of a mad dog] unicum remedium oraculo quodam nuper repertum, radix sylvestris rosæ. quæ cynorrhodos appellatur.” -

Pliny: Natural History, viii. 63; xxv. 6.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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