- a bushy composite plant, Chrysanthemum parthenium, bearing small white flowers, formerly used as a remedy for fever and headache.
Origin of feverfew
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There is some flower here that the pompous Feverfew doesn't care to associate with.Old-Time Gardens
Alice Morse Earle
So says I, 'You may go down on your four bones to feverfew.'The Cloister and the Hearth
Let her boil burnet, mugwort, feverfew and vervain in all her broths.
The little, low-growing yellow-foliaged Feverfew, called Golden Feather, is used extensively for edging and design beds.The Practical Garden-Book
C. E. Hunn
They sat down on the sour stony land among the rag-wort and teazles and feverfew.Plashers Mead
- a bushy European strong-scented perennial plant, Tanacetum parthenium, with white flower heads, formerly used medicinally: family Asteraceae (composites)
Word Origin for feverfew
Word Origin and History for feverfew
Old English feferfuge, from Late Latin febrifugia, from Latin febris "fever" (see fever) + fugare "put to flight;" so called for its medical usage. The modern English word probably is from an Anglo-French source.