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Molybdæna1 also grows everywhere in the fields, a plant commonly known as "plumbago."2 It has leaves like those of lapathum,3 and a thick, hairy root. Chewed and applied to the eye from time to time, it removes the disease called "plumbum,"4 which affects that organ.

1 Or "lead plant." Identified with the Plumbago Europæa of Lin- næus, Leadwort, or French dittander.

2 Or "lead plant." Identified with the Plumbago Europæa of Linnæus, Leadwort, or French dittander.

3 See BI xx. c. 85.

4 "Lead disease," apparently; livid spots on the eyelids, Hardouin thinks.

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