feverwort
noun Date: circa 1814 a coarse American herb (Triosteum perfoliatum) of the honeysuckle family — called also horse gentian

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  • Feverwort — Fe ver*wort , n. See {Fever root}, under {Fever}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Feverwort — may refer to:* Centaurium * Triosteum …   Wikipedia

  • feverwort — ☆ feverwort [fē′vərro͞ot΄fē′vər wʉrt΄] n. HORSE GENTIAN: also feverroot [fē′vərro͞ot΄] …   English World dictionary

  • feverwort — Fever Fe ver (f[=e] v[ e]r), n. [OE. fever, fefer, AS. fefer, fefor, L. febris: cf. F. fi[ e]vre. Cf. {Febrile}.] 1. (Med.) A diseased state of the system, marked by increased heat, acceleration of the pulse, and a general derangement of the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • feverwort — /fee veuhr werrt , wawrt /, n. 1. See horse gentian. 2. the thoroughwort or boneset. [1605 15; FEVER + WORT2] * * * ▪ plant  any of the four North American plant species of the genus Triosteum, all coarse perennials belonging to the family… …   Universalium

  • feverwort — fe•ver•wort [[t]ˈfi vərˌwɜrt, ˌwɔrt[/t]] n. 1) pln horse gentian 2) pln boneset …   From formal English to slang

  • feverwort — ˈ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun 1. : feverroot 2. : boneset * * * /fee veuhr werrt , wawrt /, n. 1. See horse gentian. 2. the thoroughwort or boneset. [1605 15; …   Useful english dictionary

  • Brain fever — Fever Fe ver (f[=e] v[ e]r), n. [OE. fever, fefer, AS. fefer, fefor, L. febris: cf. F. fi[ e]vre. Cf. {Febrile}.] 1. (Med.) A diseased state of the system, marked by increased heat, acceleration of the pulse, and a general derangement of the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Continued fever — Fever Fe ver (f[=e] v[ e]r), n. [OE. fever, fefer, AS. fefer, fefor, L. febris: cf. F. fi[ e]vre. Cf. {Febrile}.] 1. (Med.) A diseased state of the system, marked by increased heat, acceleration of the pulse, and a general derangement of the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Fever — Fe ver (f[=e] v[ e]r), n. [OE. fever, fefer, AS. fefer, fefor, L. febris: cf. F. fi[ e]vre. Cf. {Febrile}.] 1. (Med.) A diseased state of the system, marked by increased heat, acceleration of the pulse, and a general derangement of the functions …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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