Origin of feverfew
Examples from the Web for feverfew
There is some flower here that the pompous Feverfew doesn't care to associate with.Old-Time Gardens|Alice Morse Earle
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|Compton Mackenzie
She gave us feverfew, camomile, and dandelion, of which we made hot drinks.The Chaplain of the Fleet|Walter Besant and James Rice
Let her boil burnet, mugwort, feverfew and vervain in all her broths.
British Dictionary definitions for feverfew
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.