tinkers weed

tinker's weed

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horse gentian

noun
any weedy North American plant of the genus Triosteum, of the honeysuckle family, especially T. perfoliatum, having stalkless leaves and purplish-brown flowers and bearing orange fruits.
Also called tinker's weed.


Origin:
1835–45, Americanism

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horse gentian
 
n
Also called: feverwort any caprifoliaceous plant of the genus Triosteum, of Asia and North America, having small purplish-brown flowers

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