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perennial herb of southeastern United States having white-rayed flower heads; formerly used as in folk medicine agueweed , boneset , Eupatorium perfoliatum , thoroughwort
erect hairy branching American herb having purple-blue flowers; yields an essential oil used as an insect repellent and sometimes in folk medicine American pennyroyal , Hedeoma pulegioides , pennyroyal
Czech composer who combined folk elements with traditional forms (1841-1904) Antonin Dvorak , Dvorak
North American perennial having pinkish flowers in loose cymes; used in folk medicine for pain or inflammation in joints Apocynum androsaemifolium , common dogbane , rheumatism weed , spreading dogbane
Canadian dogbane yielding a tough fiber used as cordage by native Americans; used in folk medicine for pain or inflammation in joints Apocynum cannabinum , Indian hemp , rheumatism weed
Russian composer (born in Armenia) whose works are romantic and reflect his interest in folk music (1903-1978) Aram Ilich Khachaturian , Aram Khachaturian , Khachaturian
Armenian composer who incorporated oriental folk music (1903-1978) Aram Kachaturian , Kachaturian
narrative folk poem ballad
Hungarian composer and pianist who collected Hungarian folk music; in 1940 he moved to the United States (1881-1945) Bartok , Bela Bartok
trillium of eastern North America having malodorous pink to purple flowers and an astringent root used in folk medicine especially to ease childbirth birthroot , purple trillium , red trillium , Trillium erectum
folk music originated by rural southern African-Americans blues
fragrant rounded shrub of southwestern United States and adjacent Mexico having brittle stems and small crowded blue-green leaves and yellow flowers; produces a resin used in incense and varnish and in folk medicine brittlebush , brittle bush , Encelia farinosa , incienso
simple style of folk music heard mostly in the southern United States; usually played on stringed instruments C and W , country and western , country music
Mexican composer of nationalistic works using themes from Indian folk music (1899-1978) Carlos Chavez , Chavez
informal social gathering at which there is Scottish or Irish folk music and singing and folk dancing and story telling ceilidh
heavy, stamping folk dance performed while wearing clogs clog dance
type of folk dance in which couples are arranged in sets or face one another in a line contradance , contra danse , contredanse , country-dance , country dancing
any of certain coarse weedy plants with long taproots, sometimes used as table greens or in folk medicine dock , sorrel , sour grass
stringed instrument used in American folk music; an elliptical body and a fretted fingerboard and three strings dulcimer
Norwegian composer whose work was often inspired by Norwegian folk music (1843-1907) Edvard Grieg , Edvard Hagerup Grieg , Grieg
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