elecampane

[ el-i-kam-peyn ]
/ ˌɛl ɪ kæmˈpeɪn /
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noun

a composite weed, Inula helenium, naturalized in North America, having large yellow flowers and aromatic leaves and root.

Nearby words

  1. eleanor of castile,
  2. eleanor of provence,
  3. eleanora,
  4. eleatic,
  5. eleazar,
  6. elect,
  7. elect.,
  8. electable,
  9. elected,
  10. election

Origin of elecampane

1350–1400; Middle English, equivalent to Old English ele(ne), eolone (metathetic alteration of Medieval Latin enula, Latin inula elecampane) + Middle English campane < Medieval Latin campāna, equivalent to camp(us) field + -āna, feminine of -ānus -ane, -an

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British Dictionary definitions for elecampane

elecampane

/ (ˌɛlɪkæmˈpeɪn) /

noun

a perennial flowering plant, Inula helenium, of Europe, Asia, and North America having large hairy leaves and narrow yellow petals: family Asteraceae (composites)

Word Origin for elecampane

C16: from Medieval Latin enula campãna, from enula (from Greek helenion) + campãnus of the field

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