agueweed
agueweed agueweed n. 1. 1 a gentian of East North America having clusters of bristly blue flowers.

Syn: ague weed, five-flowered gentian, stiff gentian, Gentianella quinquefolia, Gentiana quinquefolia [WordNet 1.5]

2. a perennial herb of the southeastern U. S. having white-rayed flower heads. It was formerly used in folk medicine.

Syn: boneset, thoroughwort, Eupatorium perfoliatum [WordNet 1.5]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • agueweed — ☆ agueweed [ā′gyo͞o wēd΄ ] n. 1. a variety (Gentiana quinquefolia) of gentian 2. BONESET …   English World dictionary

  • agueweed — /ay gyooh weed /, n. 1. a boneset, Eupatorium perfoliatum. See illus. under boneset. 2. a gentian, Gentianella quinquefolia, having bristly blue flowers. [1885 90, Amer.; AGUE + WEED1] * * * …   Universalium

  • agueweed — noun An herb also known as common boneset …   Wiktionary

  • agueweed — ague·weed …   English syllables

  • agueweed — a•gue•weed [[t]ˈeɪ gyuˌwid[/t]] n. 1) pln a common boneset Eupatorium perfoliatum[/ex] 2) pln a gentian, Gentianella quinquefolia, having bristly blue flowers • Etymology: 1885–90, amer …   From formal English to slang

  • agueweed — noun 1. gentian of eastern North America having clusters of bristly blue flowers • Syn: ↑ague weed, ↑five flowered gentian, ↑stiff gentian, ↑Gentianella quinquefolia, ↑Gentiana quinquefolia • Hypernyms: ↑gentian …   Useful english dictionary

  • Remedy — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Remedy >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 remedy remedy help redress Sgm: N 1 anthelmintic anthelmintic Sgm: N 1 antidote antidote antifebrile antipoison counterpoison antitoxin antispasmodic …   English dictionary for students

  • Gentianella quinquefolia — Taxobox name = Gentianella quinquefolia regnum = Plantae divisio = Magnoliophyta classis = Magnoliopsida ordo = Gentianales familia = Gentianaceae genus = Gentianella species = G. quinquefolia binomial = Gentianella quinquefolia binomial… …   Wikipedia

  • Gentianella — germanica Scientific classification Kingdom: Plantae (unranked) …   Wikipedia

  • Eupatorium perfoliatum — Conservation status Secure (NatureS …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”