a Eurasian weed, Chenopodium botrys, of the amaranth family, having clusters of inconspicuous flowers and unpleasant smelling, lobed leaves.
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Origin of feather geranium
An Americanism dating back to 1855–60
Also called Jerusalem oak.
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