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An aromatic plant (Tanacetum parthenium syn. Chrysanthemum parthenium) native to Eurasia, having clusters of buttonlike, white-rayed flower heads and used as an herbal medicine primarily to treat migraine headaches.

[Middle English feverfu, from Old English feferfuge and from Anglo-Norman *fevrefue, both from Late Latin febrifugia : febris, fever + fuga, flight.]
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(Plants) a bushy European strong-scented perennial plant, Tanacetum parthenium, with white flower heads, formerly used medicinally: family Asteraceae (composites)
[Old English feferfuge, from Late Latin febrifugia, from Latin febris fever + fugāre to put to flight]
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(ˈfi vərˌfyu)

a bushy composite plant, Chrysanthemum parthenium, bearing small white flowers formerly used as a fever remedy.
[1400–50; late Middle English < Anglo-French < Late Latin see febri-, -fuge]
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Noun1.feverfew - bushy aromatic European perennial herb having clusters of buttonlike white-rayed flower headsfeverfew - bushy aromatic European perennial herb having clusters of buttonlike white-rayed flower heads; valued traditionally for medicinal uses; sometimes placed in genus Chrysanthemum
genus Tanacetum, Tanacetum - a large genus of plants resembling chrysanthemums; comprises some plants often included in other genera especially genus Chrysanthemum
herb, herbaceous plant - a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests
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n (bot) matricaria
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