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agueweed

[ey-gyoo-weed]
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noun
  1. a boneset, Eupatorium perfoliatum.
  2. a gentian, Gentianella quinquefolia, having bristly blue flowers.
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Origin of agueweed

An Americanism dating back to 1885–90; ague + weed1
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British Dictionary definitions for agueweed

agueweed

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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