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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Set·wall n.  Bot. A plant formerly valued for its restorative qualities (Valeriana officinalis, or Valeriana Pyrenaica). [Obs.] [Written also setwal.]
 

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Va·le·ri·an n.  Bot. Any plant of the genus Valeriana. The root of the officinal valerian (Valeriana officinalis) has a strong smell, and is much used in medicine as an antispasmodic.
 Greek valerian Bot., a plant (Polemonium caeruleum) with blue or white flowers, and leaves resembling those of the officinal valerian.
 

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 Valeriana officinalis
      n : tall rhizomatous plant having very fragrant flowers and
          rhizomes used medicinally [syn: common valerian, garden
          heliotrope]