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n.1.(Bot.) A plant (Eryngium fœtidum) supposed to be a remedy for fits.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Deadly nightshade Atropa belladonna Cultivated in gardens Fitweed Corydalis caseara Intermountain U.S.
A favorite herb for fish dishes, especially in Trinidad, the Jamaicans call it fitweed because it is thought to cure people of fits.]