agueweed

[ey-gyoo-weed]

noun

a boneset, Eupatorium perfoliatum.
a gentian, Gentianella quinquefolia, having bristly blue flowers.

Nearby words

  1. agterskot,
  2. aguadilla,
  3. aguardiente,
  4. aguascalientes,
  5. ague,
  6. aguinaldo,
  7. aguinaldo, emilio,
  8. aguish,
  9. agulhas,
  10. agulhas current

Origin of agueweed

An Americanism dating back to 1885–90; ague + weed1

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British Dictionary definitions for agueweed

agueweed

noun

a North American gentianaceous plant, Gentiana quinquefolia, that has clusters of pale blue-violet or white flowers
another name for boneset
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