Noun(1) any of various plants of the family Gentianaceae especially the genera Gentiana and Gentianella and Gentianopsis
(1) In Western herbal medicine barberry root and gentian are used as bitter tonics to aid digestion.(2) Traditionally, gentians require a peat-based compost but Ian uses a ├ö├ç├┐greener├ö├ç├û alternative.(3) In summer, the meadow is in full bloom; in fall, asters and gentians shine, and the trees put on quite a display.(4) As we climb, the maze of trees, ferns, and blueberry bushes gives way to subalpine meadows painted with purple lupine, pale blue gentians , crimson columbine, and yellow arnica.(5) It's a surprisingly verdant mountain - spared by the last glaciation - where rhododendrons, gentians and rare orchids bloom.(6) While bamboo stalks and roots make up about 95 percent of its diet, the giant panda also feeds on gentians , irises, crocuses, fish, and occasionally small rodents.
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