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dog fennel

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noun
  1. mayweed.
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Origin of dog fennel

First recorded in 1515–25
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Historical Examples

  • To the right and left of us dog-fennel was blooming, and the "Jimpson" weed flared its white trumpets in a brave show.

    The Love Story of Abner Stone

    Edwin Carlile Litsey

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

  • 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.


British Dictionary definitions for dog fennel

dog fennel

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