ague weed

agueweed

[ey-gyoo-weed]
noun
1.
a boneset, Eupatorium perfoliatum. See illus. under boneset.
2.
a gentian, Gentianella quinquefolia, having bristly blue flowers.

Origin:
1885–90, Americanism; ague + weed1

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agueweed (ˈeɪɡjuːˌwiːd)
 
n
1.  a North American gentianaceous plant, Gentiana quinquefolia, that has clusters of pale blue-violet or white flowers
2.  another name for boneset

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