dog fennel

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noun

Origin of dog fennel

First recorded in 1515–25
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Examples from the Web for dog fennel

  • Once he saw the soldiers ram the piece full of dog-fennel on top of the usual charge, and then he expected the cannon to burst.

    A Boy's Town|W. D. Howells
  • The plain around the shanties is full of litter, and overgrown with dog-fennel.

  • Dog-fennel, butterfly-root, and life-everlasting boiled and mixed and made into a syrup will cure pneumonia and pleurisy.

British Dictionary definitions for dog fennel

dog fennel


noun

another name for mayweed
a weedy plant, Eupatorium capillifolium, of the southeastern US, having divided leaves and greenish rayless flower heads: family Asteraceae (composites)
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