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boneset

[bohn-set] /ˈboʊnˌsɛt/
noun
1.
any composite plant of the genus Eupatorium, especially E. perfoliatum, of North America, having white flowers in a flat-topped cluster.
Also called thoroughwort.
Origin of boneset
1810-1820
1810-20, Americanism; bone1 + set (v.), so named (by hyperbole) because supposed to have healing properties
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boneset

/ˈbəʊnˌsɛt/
noun
1.
any of various North American plants of the genus Eupatorium, esp E. perfoliatum, which has flat clusters of small white flowers: family Asteraceae (composites) Also called agueweed, feverwort, thoroughwort
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