tinker's weed


noun

Definition for tinker's weed (2 of 2)

horse gentian


noun

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.

Origin of horse gentian

An Americanism dating back to 1835–45
Also called tinker's weed.
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British Dictionary definitions for tinker's weed

horse gentian


noun

any caprifoliaceous plant of the genus Triosteum, of Asia and North America, having small purplish-brown flowersAlso called: feverwort
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