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horse balm

a lemon-scented plant, Collinsonia canadensis, of eastern North America, having small yellow flowers.
Also called horseweed, richweed.
Origin of horse balm
1780-90, Americanism Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • Only a few days since, while out on a drive, I passed a luxuriant clump of the plant known as "horse-balm."

    My Studio Neighbors William Hamilton Gibson
  • horse-balm (Collinsonia), its singular shape, 136;manner of bee's approach to, 138.

    My Studio Neighbors William Hamilton Gibson

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