thoroughwort


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thor·ough·wort

 (thûr′ō-wûrt′, -wôrt′, thûr′ə-, thŭr′-)
n.

[thorough, through (from the fact that its branches appear to grow through the leaves) + wort.]

thoroughwort

(ˈθʌrəˌwɜːt)
n
(Plants) another word for boneset

bone•set

(ˈboʊnˌsɛt)

n.
any composite plant of the genus Eupatorium, esp. E. perfoliatum, of North America, having white flowers in a flat-topped cluster. Also called thoroughwort.
[1810–20, Amer.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.thoroughwort - perennial herb of southeastern United States having white-rayed flower headsthoroughwort - perennial herb of southeastern United States having white-rayed flower heads; formerly used as in folk medicine
Eupatorium, genus Eupatorium - large genus of chiefly tropical herbs having heads of white or purplish 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
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