sneezewort

[ sneez-wurt, -wawrt ]
/ ˈsnizˌwɜrt, -ˌwɔrt /

noun

a composite plant, Achillea ptarmica, of Europe, the powdered leaves of which cause sneezing.

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Origin of sneezewort

First recorded in 1590–1600; sneeze + wort2
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British Dictionary definitions for sneezewort

sneezewort
/ (ˈsniːzˌwɜːt) /

noun

a Eurasian plant, Achillea ptarmica, having daisy-like flowers and long grey-green leaves, which cause sneezing when powdered: family Asteraceae (composites)See also yarrow
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