Agrimony Ag"ri*mo*ny, n. [OE. agremoyne, OF. aigremoine, L. agrimonia for argemonia, fr. Gr. ?.] (Bot.) (a) A genus of plants of the Rose family. (b) The name is also given to various other plants; as, hemp agrimony ({Eupatorium cannabinum}); water agrimony ({Bidens}). [1913 Webster]

Note: The {Agrimonia eupatoria}, or common agrimony, a perennial herb with a spike of yellow flowers, was once esteemed as a medical remedy, but is now seldom used. [1913 Webster]

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  • agrimony — [ag′rə mō΄nē] n. pl. agrimonies [ME < OE agrimonia & OFr aigremoine, both < L agrimonia, altered after ager, field (see ACRE) < argemonia < Gr argemōnē] 1. any plant of a genus (Agrimonia) in the rose family, typically having little… …   English World dictionary

  • Agrimony — Taxobox name = Agrimony image width = 240px image caption = Agrimonia eupatoria regnum = Plantae phylum = Magnoliophyta classis = Magnoliopsida ordo = Rosales familia = Rosaceae subfamilia = Rosoideae tribus = Sanguisorbeae subtribus=… …   Wikipedia

  • agrimony — /ag reuh moh nee/, n., pl. agrimonies. 1. any plant belonging to the genus Agrimonia, of the rose family, esp. the perennial A. eupatoria, having pinnate leaves and small, yellow flowers. 2. any of certain other plants, as hemp agrimony or bur… …   Universalium

  • agrimony — /ˈægrəməni/ (say agruhmuhnee) noun (plural agrimonies) 1. any plant of the rosaceous genus Agrimonia, especially A. eupatoria, a perennial herb with pinnate leaves and small yellow flowers. 2. any of certain other plants, as hemp agrimony or burr …   Australian English dictionary

  • agrimony — vaistinė dirvuolė statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Erškėtinių šeimos dažinis, vaistinis nuodingas augalas (Agrimonia eupatoria), paplitęs Europoje, Azijoje, šiaurės Afrikoje. Naudojamas gėrimams (arbatoms) gaminti, iš jo gaunamas eterinis… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • agrimony — noun (plural nies) Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo French & Latin; Anglo French egremoine, from Latin agrimonia, manuscript variant of argemonia, from Greek argemōnē Date: 14th century any of a genus (Agrimonia and especially A. eupatoria)… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • agrimony — noun a) Any of several perennial herbaceous plants, of the genus Agrimonia, that have spikes of yellow flowers b) Any of several unrelated plants of a similar appearance …   Wiktionary

  • agrimony — n. any of various plants of the rose family …   English contemporary dictionary

  • agrimony — [ agrɪməni] noun (plural agrimonies) a plant of the rose family with slender flower spikes of yellow flowers. [Genus Agrimonia.] Origin ME: via OFr. from L. agrimonia, alt. of argemonia, from Gk argemōnē poppy …   English new terms dictionary

  • agrimony — ag·ri·mo·ny …   English syllables

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