joe-pye weed
noun Etymology: origin unknown Date: 1818 any of several tall North American perennial composite herbs (especially Eupatorium maculatum and E. purpureum) with whorled leaves and corymbose heads of typically purplish tubular flowers

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  • Joe-Pye weed — (Bot.) A tall composite plant of the genus {Eupatorium} ({Eupatorium purpureum}), with purplish flowers, and whorled leaves. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • joe-pye weed — joe pye′ weed [[t]ˌdʒoʊˈpaɪ[/t]] n. pln a tall North American composite weed, Eupatorium purpureum, having clusters of pinkish or purple flowers • Etymology: 1810–20, amer.; orig. uncert …   From formal English to slang

  • joe-pye weed — 1818, said to be so called from the name of an Indian who used it to cure typhus in New England …   Etymology dictionary

  • joe-pye weed — ☆ joe pye weed [jō′pī′wēd ] n. [< ? the name of an Indian doctor said to have used the plant as medicine] any of a number of perennial American plants (genus Eupatorium) of the composite family, with whorled leaves and clusters of rayless,… …   English World dictionary

  • joe-pye-weed — purpurinis kemeras statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Astrinių šeimos vaistinis augalas (Eupatorium purpureum), paplitęs Šiaurės Amerikoje. atitikmenys: lot. Eupatorium purpureum angl. gravelroot; green stem joe pye weed; joe pye; joe pye… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • joe-pye weed — /joh puy / 1. Also called purple boneset. a tall composite weed, Eupatorium purpureum, of North America, having clusters of pinkish or purple flowers. 2. Also called spotted joe pye weed. a related plant, E. maculatum, having similar flowers and… …   Universalium

  • Joe-Pye weed — noun 1. North American herb having whorled leaves and terminal clusters of small pinkish or purple flower heads • Syn: ↑spotted Joe Pye weed, ↑Eupatorium maculatum • Hypernyms: ↑herb, ↑herbaceous plant • Member Holonyms: ↑E …   Useful english dictionary

  • joe-pye weed — noun a plant of the genus Eutrochium …   Wiktionary

  • joe-pye weed — noun a tall North American plant of the daisy family, with small purple flowers. [Eupatorium purpureum and E. maculatum.] Origin C19: of unknown origin …   English new terms dictionary

  • green-stem joe-pye-weed — purpurinis kemeras statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Astrinių šeimos vaistinis augalas (Eupatorium purpureum), paplitęs Šiaurės Amerikoje. atitikmenys: lot. Eupatorium purpureum angl. gravelroot; green stem joe pye weed; joe pye; joe pye… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

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