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.]
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thoroughwort

(ˈθʌrəˌwɜːt)
n
(Plants) another word for boneset
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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.]
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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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Eupatorium altissimum L.; Tall Boneset, Tall Thoroughwort; Old-field along S.
I climb the mountain to collect vetches and ferns; By a side path, secluded thoroughwort bloom in bounty.
Ironweed, goldenrod, dock, thoroughwort, and vervain are examples of this most difficult group to eradicate.
(spike rushes) yes OBL Eupatorium serotinum (late-flowering thoroughwort) yes FAC Penthorum sedoides (ditch stonecrop) yes OBL Polygonum spp.