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dog fennel

Origin of dog fennel
1515-25 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • To the right and left of us dog-fennel was blooming, and the "Jimpson" weed flared its white trumpets in a brave show.

    The Love Story of Abner Stone Edwin Carlile Litsey
  • Once he saw the soldiers ram the piece full of dog-fennel on top of the usual charge, and then he expected the cannon to burst.

    A Boy's Town W. D. Howells
  • dog-fennel, butterfly-root, and life-everlasting boiled and mixed and made into a syrup will cure pneumonia and pleurisy.

  • The plain around the shanties is full of litter, and overgrown with dog-fennel.

British Dictionary definitions for dog-fennel

dog fennel

another name for mayweed
a weedy plant, Eupatorium capillifolium, of the southeastern US, having divided leaves and greenish rayless flower heads: family Asteraceae (composites)
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