American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Any of various perennial herbaceous plants of the genus Agrimonia, having pinnately compound leaves and spikelike clusters of small yellow flowers.
- n. Any of several similar or related plants, such as the hemp agrimony.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The general name of plants of the genus Agrimonia, natural order Rosaceæ, which includes several species of the northern hemisphere and South America. They are perennial herbs, with pinnate leaves, yellow flowers, and a rigid calyx-tube beset above with hooked bristles. The common agrimony, A. Eupatoria, of Europe and the United States, was formerly of much repute in medicine. Its leaves and root-stock are astringent, and the latter yields a yellow dye.
- n. Any of several perennial herbaceous plants, of the genus Agrimonia, that have spikes of yellow flowers.
- n. Any of several unrelated plants of a similar appearance.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A genus of plants of the Rose family.
- n. The name is also given to various other plants
- n. a plant of the genus Agrimonia having spikelike clusters of small yellow flowers
- Middle English, from Old French aigremoine, from Latin agrimōnia (influenced by Old French aigre, sour), alteration of argemōnia, from Greek argemōnē, poppy, possibly from argos, white; see arg- in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“My friend agrimony is thinking about med school, and is doing some information gathering.”
“Gatekeeper and speckled wood butterflies flit between hemp agrimony, dusty ferns, patches of yellow bird's-foot trefoil and blue tufted vetch.”
“Hemp agrimony, bird's-foot trefoil and knapweed attracted the attention of commas, common blues, red admirals and the only painted ladies we've encountered so far this year.”
“Odd then, that the hemp agrimony behind should stand tall and unbending.”
“A few swallows swoop low and the rank green is broken by pink hemp agrimony, cream meadowsweet, blue tufted vetch and purple knapweed.”
“I believe I have meals scheduled with agrimony, bryant and michele_blue, and arcaedia and possibly mcurry, who claimed there would be sad faces if not.”
“Given that aberdeen, whose media tastes largely coincide with mine, adores it, and that agrimony squees happily over it, this was a fairly safe bet.”
“And seeing them there among the grass and springing agrimony, it suddenly occurred to him that both pairs were exceedingly ugly to see.”
“I began pounding wormwood and agrimony in my mortar, meanwhile wondering where the bloody hell the thing had come from.”
“The figure and shape of the leaves thereof is not much different from that of those of the ash-tree, or of agrimony; the herb itself being so like the Eupatorian plant that many skilful herbalists have called it the Domestic Eupator, and the Eupator the Wild”
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