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agueweed

[ey-gyoo-weed] /ˈeɪ gyuˌwid/
noun
1.
a boneset, Eupatorium perfoliatum.
2.
a gentian, Gentianella quinquefolia, having bristly blue flowers.
Origin of agueweed
1885-1890
An Americanism dating back to 1885-90; ague + weed1
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British Dictionary definitions for agueweed

agueweed

/ˈeɪɡjuːˌwiːd/
noun
1.
a North American gentianaceous plant, Gentiana quinquefolia, that has clusters of pale blue-violet or white flowers
2.
another name for boneset
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