- any composite plant of the genus Eupatorium, especially E. perfoliatum, of North America, having white flowers in a flat-topped cluster.
Origin of boneset
Also called thoroughwort.
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Examples from the Web for boneset
All she wants is a bit o' boneset tea, or sage an' sassafras.Reels and Spindles
She was more than ever convinced of the efficacy of boneset.Just Patty
Look at the seeds of the boneset, joe-pye-weed, milkweed, and goldenrod!The Fall of the Year
Dallas Lore Sharp
If it wasn't—only-half a lung, and I could carry the boneset 'long with us.Romany of the Snows
Same as Hoarhound, except make a liquor of Boneset instead of Hoarhound.Frye's Practical Candy Maker
George V. Frye
- any of various North American plants of the genus Eupatorium, esp E. perfoliatum, which has flat clusters of small white flowers: family Asteraceae (composites)Also called: agueweed, feverwort, thoroughwort
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