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fleabane

[flee-beyn] /ˈfliˌbeɪn/
noun
1.
any of various composite plants, as Pulicaria dysenterica, of Europe, or Erigeron philadelphicus, of the U.S., reputed to destroy or drive away fleas.
Origin of fleabane
1540-1550
1540-50; flea + bane
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British Dictionary definitions for fleabane

fleabane

/ˈfliːˌbeɪn/
noun
1.
any of several plants of the genus Erigeron, such as E. acer, having purplish tubular flower heads with orange centres: family Asteraceae (composites)
2.
any of several plants of the related genus Pulicaria, esp the Eurasian P. dysenterica, which has yellow daisy-like flower heads
3.
Canadian fleabane, a related plant, Conyza (or Erigeron) canadensis, with small white tubular flower heads US name horseweed
4.
any of various other plants reputed to ward off fleas
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