Definitions

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

  • n. A Eurasian herb (Achillea ptarmica) of the composite family, having aromatic, linear, finely serrate leaves and clusters of white flower heads grouped in corymbs. Also called sneezeweed.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Achillea ptarmica, a hardy flowering plant, poisonous to cattle, sheep and horses, but with various herbal applications in humans.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A European herbaceous plant (Achillea Ptarmica) allied to the yarrow, having a strong, pungent smell.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In old usage, the white hellebore, Veratrum album, more often under the form neezewort. Britten and Holland, Eng. Plant Names.
  • n. A (composite herb, Achillea Ptarmica, chiefly of the Old World.
  • n. Same as sneezeweed.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. Eurasian herb having loose heads of button-shaped white flowers and long grey-green leaves that cause sneezing when powdered

Etymologies

sneeze +‎ wort (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Species to be reintroduced include the harebell (Campanula rotundifolia), oxeye daisy (Leucanthemum vulgare) and sneezewort (Achillea ptarmica).

    Kew unveils native flower seed bank

  • Midnight came and went while Harry was reading and rereading a passage about the uses of scurvy-grass, lovage and sneezewort and not taking in a word of it.

    Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

  • Wear servant's livery I'll filch for you, snoutmask like you're sneezewort allergic, weapon under cloak.

    The Day of Their Return

  • I think Jana should tell people she rubs sneezewort on her leg.

    pilgrimsteps

  • I just happen to be cataloging of handbook of natural herbs and supplements today, and I can tell you that Arnica also affectionately known as Leopard's bane, sneezewort, mountain snuff, and wolf's bane.

    pilgrimsteps

  • How could you not order one packet each of saltwort, sneezewort, motherwort, and Saint-John’s-wort, plus a sample of mad-dog skullcap, which the text said was once a folk remedy for rabies?

    The Dirty Life

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