any weedy North American plant of the genus Triosteum, of the honeysuckle family, especially T. perfoliatum, having stalkless leaves and purplish-brown flowers and bearing orange fruits.
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What does “Indigenous” mean?
Also called tinker's weed.
Origin of horse gentian
An Americanism dating back to 1835–45
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British Dictionary definitions for horse gentian
any caprifoliaceous plant of the genus Triosteum, of Asia and North America, having small purplish-brown flowersAlso called: feverwort
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