July 10, 2001 Herbs & Spices Crossword
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1.  Any of various plants of genus Cassia, with showy, nearly regular, usually yellow flowers. Many are used medicinally, and seeds of some species are used as coffee substitute in various parts of the world.
5. Moderate sized very symmetrical red-flowered evergreen widely cultivated in the tropics for its flower buds
6. Seedlike fruit of a biennial Eurasian herb in parsley family, with finely divided leaves and clusters of small, white or pinkish flowers.
9. Hairy aromatic perennial herb having whorls of small white purple-spotted flowers in a terminal spike; used in the past as a domestic remedy; strongly attractive to cats
11. Perennial northern temperate plant with toothed leaves and heads of small purplish-white flowers. Also called live-forever
12. Benne
15. Any of various plants of the genus Gratiola, growing in damp places and having small yellow or whitish flowers. Honey from these plants is particularly good.
18. Shrubby European wormwood naturalized in North America; sometimes used in brewing beer
20. Any of various herbs in the parsley family, having small white or greenish flowers in compound umbels, whose roots and fruits are used in flavoring liqueurs and whose stems are candied and eaten.
21. Spice made from dried fleshy covering of the nutmeg seed


1. Chicory, alternate name
2. Small Mediterranean evergreen tree with small blackish berries and glossy aromatic leaves used for flavoring in cooking; also used by ancient Greeks to crown victors
3. Calendula officinalis
4. Avens of Virginia having pale or greenish yellow flowers
7. Source of Canola oil.
8. Checkerberry
10. Ferns with fertile spikes shaped like a snake's tongue
13. Origanum vulgare
14. Leaves of any of various plants of Lactuca sativa
16. Poisonous fetid Old World herb having sticky hairy leaves and yellow-brown flowers; yields hyoscyamine and scopolamine
17. An annual Old World plant in the mustard family, formerly cultivated for its leaves that yield a blue dye.
19. Aromatic Old World herb having aromatic threadlike foliage and seeds used as seasoning


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August 2011

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