agueweed


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agueweed

(ˈeɪɡjuːˌwiːd)
n
1. (Plants) a North American gentianaceous plant, Gentiana quinquefolia, that has clusters of pale blue-violet or white flowers
2. (Plants) another name for boneset

a•gue•weed

(ˈeɪ gyuˌwid)

n.
1. a common boneset, Eupatorium perfoliatum.
2. a gentian, Gentianella quinquefolia, having bristly blue flowers.
[1885–90, Amer.]
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Noun1.agueweed - gentian of eastern North America having clusters of bristly blue flowersagueweed - gentian of eastern North America having clusters of bristly blue flowers
gentian - any of various plants of the family Gentianaceae especially the genera Gentiana and Gentianella and Gentianopsis
Gentianella, genus Gentianella - genus of herbs with flowers that resemble gentian; in some classifications included in genus Gentiana
2.agueweed - perennial herb of southeastern United States having white-rayed flower headsagueweed - perennial herb of southeastern United States having white-rayed flower heads; formerly used as in folk medicine
Eupatorium, genus Eupatorium - large genus of chiefly tropical herbs having heads of white or purplish flowers
herb, herbaceous plant - a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests