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A European plant (Aegopodium podagraria) in the parsley family, widely naturalized in eastern North America, having small white flowers grouped in compound umbels. A variegated form is commonly grown as an edging or ground cover. Also called bishop's weed.

[From its earlier use as a cure for gout.]


(ˈɡaʊtˌwiːd) or


(Plants) a widely naturalized Eurasian umbelliferous plant, Aegopodium podagraria, with white flowers and creeping underground stems. Also called: bishop's weed, ground elder or herb Gerard
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