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feverwort

[fee-ver-wurt, -wawrt] /ˈfi vərˌwɜrt, -ˌwɔrt/
noun
2.
the thoroughwort or boneset.
Origin
1605-1615
1605-15; fever + wort2
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British Dictionary definitions for fever wort

feverwort

/ˈfiːvəˌwɜːt/
noun
1.
(US) any of several plants considered to have medicinal properties, such as horse gentian and boneset
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feverwort

any of the four North American plant species of the genus Triosteum, all coarse perennials belonging to the family Caprifoliaceae. Several other species of the genus are East Asian. The common names feverwort, wild ipecac, and horse gentian resulted from former medicinal uses of the plant. Other names for certain of the plants are tinker's weed and wild coffee.

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