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1. Any of several coneflowers of the genus Echinacea, having usually pinkish-purple ray flowers.
2. The roots, seeds, or other parts of such a plant, used in herbal medicine.
[New Latin Echīnācea, genus name, from Latin echīnus, sea urchin (from its rough leaves); see echinus.]
1. (Plants) Also called: purple coneflower either of the two N American plants of the genus Echinacea, having flower heads with purple rays and black centres: family Compositae (composites). See coneflower
2. (Plants) the powdered root of either of these plants, used to stimulate the immune system
[from New Latin, from Latin echīnātus prickly, from echīnus hedgehog]
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|Noun||1.||Echinacea - small genus of North American coarse perennial herbs|
asterid dicot genus - genus of more or less advanced dicotyledonous herbs and some trees and shrubs
aster family, Asteraceae, Compositae, family Asteraceae, family Compositae - plants with heads composed of many florets: aster; daisy; dandelion; goldenrod; marigold; lettuces; ragweed; sunflower; thistle; zinnia
coneflower - any of various perennials of the eastern United States having thick rough leaves and long-stalked showy flowers with drooping rays and a conelike center
n. equinacea, planta medicinal que reduce la inflamación.