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from The American HeritageĀ® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A hairy Eurasian plant (Geum urbanum) having small yellow flowers and an astringent root formerly used medicinally.

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  • n. The common avens (Geum urbanum).
  • n. Hemlock.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. See Bennet.

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  • n. hairy Eurasian plant with small yellow flowers and an astringent root formerly used medicinally

Etymologies

Middle English herbe benet, from Anglo-Norman, from Medieval Latin herba benedicta : Latin herba, herb + Latin benedicta, feminine past participle of benedīcere, to bless; see benediction.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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