from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of various plants of the genus Erigeron, having variously colored, many-rayed, daisylike flower heads.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Any of various plants of the genera Inula (especially I. dysenterica) or Erigeron (especially E. acre).
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One of various plants, supposed to have efficacy in driving away fleas. They belong, for the most part, to the genera Conyza, Erigeron, and Pulicaria.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One of several composite plants, so called from their supposed power of destroying or driving away fleas.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. common North American weed with linear leaves and small discoid heads of yellowish flowers; widely naturalized throughout temperate regions; sometimes placed in genus Erigeron
- n. any of several North American plants of the genus Erigeron having daisylike flowers; formerly believed to repel fleas
- n. hairy perennial Eurasian herb with yellow daisylike flowers reputed to destroy or drive away fleas
From flea + bane. (Wiktionary)