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feverfew

[ fee-ver-fyoo ]
/ ˈfi vərˌfyu /
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noun
a bushy composite plant, Chrysanthemum parthenium, bearing small white flowers, formerly used as a remedy for fever and headache.
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Origin of feverfew

1400–50; late Middle English <Anglo-French *feverfue (replacing early Middle English fever fugie,Old English feferfuge) <Late Latin febrifugia.See febrifuge
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British Dictionary definitions for feverfew

feverfew
/ (ˈfiːvəˌfjuː) /

noun
a bushy European strong-scented perennial plant, Tanacetum parthenium, with white flower heads, formerly used medicinally: family Asteraceae (composites)

Word Origin for feverfew

Old English feferfuge, from Late Latin febrifugia, from Latin febris fever + fugāre to put to flight
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