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agueweed

[ ey-gyoo-weed ]

noun

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


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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Word History and Origins

Origin of agueweed1

An Americanism dating back to 1885–90; ague + weed 1

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