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flea·bane

 (flē′bān′)
n.
Any of various plants in the composite family, chiefly of the genus Erigeron, having variously colored, many-rayed flower heads, and formerly believed to repel fleas.
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fleabane

(ˈfliːˌbeɪn)
n
1. (Plants) any of several plants of the genus Erigeron, such as E. acer, having purplish tubular flower heads with orange centres: family Asteraceae (composites)
2. (Plants) any of several plants of the related genus Pulicaria, esp the Eurasian P. dysenterica, which has yellow daisy-like flower heads
3. (Plants) Canadian fleabane a related plant, Conyza (or Erigeron) canadensis, with small white tubular flower heads. US name: horseweed
4. (Plants) any of various other plants reputed to ward off fleas
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flea•bane

(ˈfliˌbeɪn)

n.
any of various composite plants, as Erigeron philadelphicus, reputed to destroy or drive away fleas.
[1540–50]
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Noun1.fleabane - hairy perennial Eurasian herb with yellow daisylike flowers reputed to destroy or drive away fleasfleabane - hairy perennial Eurasian herb with yellow daisylike flowers reputed to destroy or drive away fleas
genus Pulicaria, Pulicaria - genus of temperate Old World herbs: fleabane
herb, herbaceous plant - a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests
2.fleabane - any of several North American plants of the genus Erigeron having daisylike flowers; formerly believed to repel fleas
wild flower, wildflower - wild or uncultivated flowering plant
Erigeron, genus Erigeron - cosmopolitan genus of usually perennial herbs with flowers that resemble asters; leaves occasionally (especially formerly) used medicinally
blue fleabane, Erigeron acer - widespread weed with pale purple-blue flowers
daisy fleabane, Erigeron annuus - widely naturalized white-flowered North American herb
Erigeron aurantiacus, orange daisy, orange fleabane - mat-forming herb of Turkestan with nearly double orange-yellow flowers
Erigeron divergens, spreading fleabane - well-branched plant with hairy leaves and stems each with a solitary flower head with narrow white or pink or lavender rays; western North America
beach aster, Erigeron glaucous, seaside daisy - slightly succulent perennial with basal leaves and hairy sticky stems each bearing a solitary flower head with narrow pink or lavender rays; coastal bluffs Oregon to southern California
Erigeron philadelphicus, Philadelphia fleabane - especially pretty plant having a delicate fringe of threadlike rays around flower heads having very slender white or pink rays; United States and Canada
Erigeron pulchellus, robin's plantain - common perennial of eastern North America having flowers with usually violet-purple rays
Erigeron speciosus, showy daisy - plant having branching leafy stems each branch with an especially showy solitary flower head with many narrow pink or lavender or white rays; northwestern United States mountains
3.fleabane - common North American weed with linear leaves and small discoid heads of yellowish flowersfleabane - common North American weed with linear leaves and small discoid heads of yellowish flowers; widely naturalized throughout temperate regions; sometimes placed in genus Erigeron
Conyza, genus Conyza - common American weed or wildflower
weed - any plant that crowds out cultivated plants
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