(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
More example sentences
- 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'.
Definition of pellitory in:
- The US English dictionary