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eupatorium

[ yoo-puh-tawr-ee-uhm, -tohr- ]
/ ˌyu pəˈtɔr i əm, -ˈtoʊr- /
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noun

any of numerous composite plants of the genus Eupatorium, having flat-topped clusters of flowers and comprising the bonesets or thoroughworts.

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Origin of eupatorium

1570–80; <New Latin <Greek eupatṓrion hemp agrimony, after Eupátōr surname of Mithridates, said to have first used it
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British Dictionary definitions for eupatorium

eupatorium
/ (ˌjuːpəˈtɔːrɪəm) /

noun

any plant of the genus Eupatorium, of N temperate regions and tropical America: cultivated for their ornamental clusters of purple, pink, or white flowers: family Asteraceae (composites)
C16: from New Latin, from Greek eupatorion hemp agrimony, from Eupator surname of Mithridates VI, king of Pontus and traditionally the first to have used it medicinally
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