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groundsel plant of the genus Senecio. OE. grundeswyliġe, earlier gundæswelġ(i)æ, perh. f. gund pus + *swulʒ- *swelʒ- SWALLOW2, the etymol. meaning being ‘pus-absorber’, with ref. to its use in poultices to reduce abscesses; on this view, the later OE. form in grund- is due to assoc. with GROUND.

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groundsel (Senecio) See COMPOSITAE.

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