American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. An aromatic plant (Chrysanthemum parthenium) native to Eurasia, having clusters of buttonlike, white-rayed flower heads.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The Chrysanthemum (Matricaria) Parthenium, a European species naturalized in the United States, formerly cultivated as a medicinal herb, and used as a bitter tonic in the cure of fevers. Some ornamental varieties are common in gardens. Also called wild camomile.
- n. A common name among florists for Chrysanthemum roseum, a native of the Caucasus, of which there are many single and double garden varieties.
- n. The agrimony, Agrimonia Eupatoria.
- n. A European aromatic perennial herb, Tanacetum parthenium (or Chrysanthemum parthenium or Pyrethrum parthenium), having daisy-like flowers; valued as a traditional medicine especially for headaches
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Bot.) A perennial plant (Pyrethrum Parthenium, or Chrysanthemum Parthenium) allied to camomile, having finely divided leaves and white blossoms; -- so named from its supposed febrifugal qualities.
- n. bushy aromatic European perennial herb having clusters of buttonlike white-rayed flower heads; valued traditionally for medicinal uses; sometimes placed in genus Chrysanthemum
- Through Old French fevrefue, from Latin febrifugia, from febris ("fever") + fugō ("I drive away"). The latter part of the word was changed to "few" due to unfamiliarity with the element -fuge. (Wiktionary)
- Middle English feverfu, from Old English feferfuge and from Anglo-Norman *fevrefue, both from Late Latin febrifugia : febris, fever + fuga, flight. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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“Dr. Fronard prescribed a restive tonic of juniper and feverfew to help her sleep.”
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“I visit her grounds which include a patchy weed filled backyard and two small flower beds with feverfew seedlings and a few snapdragons.”
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“Most studies have used 50 to 100 milligrams of feverfew extract daily.”
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