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eupatorium

[yoo-puh-tawr-ee-uh m, -tohr-] /ˌyu pəˈtɔr i əm, -ˈtoʊr-/
noun
1.
any of numerous composite plants of the genus Eupatorium, having flat-topped clusters of flowers and comprising the bonesets or thoroughworts.
Origin
1570-1580
1570-80; < New Latin < Greek eupatṓrion hemp agrimony, after Eupátōr surname of Mithridates, said to have first used it
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eupatorium

/ˌjuːpəˈtɔːrɪəm/
noun
1.
any plant of the genus Eupatorium, of N temperate regions and tropical America: cultivated for their ornamental clusters of purple, pink, or white flowers: family Asteraceae (composites)
Word Origin
C16: from New Latin, from Greek eupatorion hemp agrimony, from Eupator surname of Mithridates VI, king of Pontus and traditionally the first to have used it medicinally
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