herb bennet


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herb bennet

n.
A hairy Eurasian plant (Geum urbanum) in the rose family, having small yellow flowers and an astringent root formerly used medicinally.

[Middle English herbe benet, from Anglo-Norman, from Medieval Latin herba benedicta : Latin herba, herb + Latin benedicta, feminine past participle of benedīcere, to bless; see benediction.]
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herb bennet

n
(Plants) a Eurasian and N African rosaceous plant, Geum urbanum, with yellow flowers. Also called: wood avens or bennet
[C13: herbe beneit, from Old French herbe benoite, literally: blessed herb, from Medieval Latin herba benedicta]
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Noun1.herb bennet - hairy Eurasian plant with small yellow flowers and an astringent root formerly used medicinallyherb bennet - hairy Eurasian plant with small yellow flowers and an astringent root formerly used medicinally
avens - any of various perennials of the genus Geum having usually pinnate basal leaves and variously colored flowers
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urbanum, (Herb Bennet or Wood Avens) and Dryas octopetula, (Mountain Avens) are all common in Britain but in recent years hybridisation has given rise to an increasing variety of new flower colours.