boys-and-girls
boys-and-girls oys-and-girls n. (Bot.) a Eurafrican annual ({Mercurialis annua}) naturalized in America as a weed; formerly dried for use as a purgative, diuretic or antisyphilitic.

Syn: herb mercury, herbs mercury. [WordNet 1.5]


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