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feverweed

[fee-ver-weed] /ˈfi vərˌwid/
noun
1.
any plant belonging to the genus Eryngium, of the parsley family, especially E. foetidum, of the West Indies, or E. campestre, of Europe.
2.
any of various plants believed to reduce fever.
Origin
1835-1845
1835-45, Americanism; fever + weed1
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