Definition of pellitory in English:


Line breaks: pel¦li|tory
Pronunciation: /ˈpɛlɪtəri
(also pellitory of the wall)


  • A European plant of the nettle family with greenish flowers, which grows on or at the foot of walls or in stony places.
    • Parietaria judaica, family Urticaceae
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    • Results of earlier prick tests and radioallergosorbent tests were positive for wall pellitory and grasses, and the tests resulted in a mild increase in peripheral blood eosinophil counts (0.6-0.7 x 10 / l (6-7%)).


late Middle English: alteration of obsolete parietary, from Old French paritaire, based on Latin paries, pariet- 'wall'.

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