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tinker's weed

noun

horse gentian

noun
1.
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
1835-1845
1835-45, Americanism
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British Dictionary definitions for tinkers-weed

horse gentian

noun
1.
any caprifoliaceous plant of the genus Triosteum, of Asia and North America, having small purplish-brown flowers Also called feverwort
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