vernonia

(redirected from Bitter-leaf)
Also found in: Dictionary, Medical, Wikipedia.
  • noun

Synonyms for vernonia

any of various plants of the genus Vernonia of tropical and warm regions of especially North America that take their name from their loose heads of purple to rose flowers that quickly take on a rusty hue

References in periodicals archive ?
5 Table 3: Inventory of vegetables Types of vegetables cultivated Number of respondents Scientific name Common name Botanical family Abelmoschus esculentus Okra Malvaceae 48 Solanum macrocarpon Leafy eggplant Solanaceae 10 Corchorus olitorius Jute mallow Tiliaceae 112 Solanum scabrum Nightshade Solanaceae 130 Amaranthus cruentus Amaranth Amaranthaceae 131 Vernonia amygdalina Bitter-leaf Asteraceae 80 Solanum macrocarpum Eggplant Solanaceae 42 Hibiscus sabdariffa Sorrel Malvaceae 10 Types of vegetables cultivated Percentage (%) Scientific name Common name Botanical family Abelmoschus esculentus Okra Malvaceae 36.
It's serious comfort food; the starchy, nutty rice blends so well with the velvety smooth pumpkin, and when the butter and Parmesan cheese gets in on the act, along with a few toasted pumpkin seeds and a drizzle of dark green pumpkin-seed oil, it becomes a real treasure of a dish, perfect in small portions as an appetiser, or better still, ladled into bowls and eaten with a bitter-leaf salad (radicchio works particularly well, and the colour combination is dazzling) with a glass or two of a fat buttery Chardonnay, or even a good playful Italian red.