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n. pl. ag·ri·mo·nies
1. Any of various perennial herbaceous plants of the genus Agrimonia in the rose family, having pinnately compound leaves and spikelike clusters of small yellow flowers.
2. Any of several similar or related plants, such as the hemp agrimony.

[Middle English, from Old French aigremoine, from Latin agrimōnia (influenced by Old French aigre, sour), alteration of argemōnia, from Greek argemōnē, poppy, possibly from argos, white; see arg- in Indo-European roots.]
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1. (Plants) any of various N temperate rosaceous plants of the genus Agrimonia, which have compound leaves, long spikes of small yellow flowers, and bristly burlike fruits
2. (Plants) any of several other plants, such as hemp agrimony
[C15: altered from egrimonie (C14), via Old French from Latin agrimōnia, variant of argemōnia from Greek argemōnē poppy]
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(ˈæg rəˌmoʊ ni)

n., pl. -nies.
any plant belonging to the genus Agrimonia, of the rose family, esp. the perennial A. eupatoria, having pinnate leaves and small, yellow flowers.
[1350–1400; < Middle French aigremoine < Latin agrimōnia, argemōnia < Greek argemṓnē poppy]
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Noun1.agrimony - a plant of the genus Agrimonia having spikelike clusters of small yellow flowersagrimony - a plant of the genus Agrimonia having spikelike clusters of small yellow 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
genus Agrimonia - genus of herbs found chiefly in north temperate regions having pinnate leaves and yellow flowers followed by bristly fruit
Agrimonia eupatoria, harvest-lice - erect perennial Old World herb of dry grassy habitats
Agrimonia procera, fragrant agrimony - fragrant European perennial herb found at woodland margins on moist soils
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Reit ym mon y clawdd, yn y ffos, roedd chwyn Joe Pye neu'r byddon chwerw (Eupatorium cannabinum; Hemp Agrimony) a'i flodau pinc, cain yn dechrau troi'n gandi-fflos o had.
Pliny referred to the plant as 'a herb of princely authority', and Dioscorides recommended Agrimony '..for such that are bitten by serpents'.
Name of the plant Parts Botanical name Common name used/extract Acer truncatum Shantung maple -- Aceriphyllum rossii Mukdenia Aerial parts Agrimonia pilosa Hairy agrimony Aerial parts Allium ursinum Wild garlic Flowers Allium victorialis Alpine leek -- Alsophila spinulosa Hook tryon Leaves Apocynum venetum Luobuma Leaves Jasminum subtriplinerve Aerial parts Blume Astragalus hamosus Dwarf yellow milk Aerial parts vetch Caesalpinia decapetala Mysore thorn Leaves Calligonum polygonoides Phog Aerial parts Camellia sinensis Tea Leaves and seeds Carthamus lanatus L.
These are calendula, peppermint, wormwood, chamomile, uliginosa, yarrow, agrimony.
LOWER MINNETTS FIELD 1 hectare This small grassland reserve is an open oasis among the dark, dense woodlands that border it, with over 60 species of plants like bright white Oxeye Daisies, rich yellow Agrimony, Cowslip and Lady's Bedstraw.
Agrimonia eupatoria L., Rosaceae, commonly known as agrimony, is an erect, perennial herb, up to 100 cm high, mostly unbranched, with a cylindrical stem.
"Adult moths are lured towards paler coloured flowers which show up at dusk such as hemp agrimony (Eupatorium cannabinum), nightscented flowers such as evening primrose (Oenothera biennis) and night-scented stock, long tubular flowers including common honeysuckle (Lonicera periclymenum) and Verbena bonariensis, open flowers such as cosmos and bishop's weed (Ammi majus), and aquatic plants such as aromatic water mint or purple loosestrife," she says.
Infusions containing high concentration of ellagitannins prepared from oak bark (Quercus spp.), wood avens rhizome (Geum urbanum L), common agrimony herb (Agrimonia eupatoria L.) or tormentil rhizome (Potentilla erecta (L.) Raeusch.) are often used topically in skin diseases or as therapeutic rinses and mouthwashes in order to threat bacterial infection and reduce the inflammation (Kumar et al.
(#) Agrimonia gryposepala Wallr.; Tall hairy or common agrimony; Upland woods; Common and widespread; C = 2; BSUH 17997.
jejuni to a higher degree than agrimony (Agrimonia euputoria), licorice (Glycerrhiza glabra) and andrographis (Andrographis paniculata).
The Saudi Ministry of Foreign Affairs conveyed the confirmation of the agrimony of Krishnamoorthy to its embassy in Colombo last week.
Buds of the plant Langthrei (Eupatorium birmanicum, Burma agrimony), are used extensively in the rituals.