Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The common boneset of the United States, Eupatorium perfoliatum.
  • noun A species of gentian, Gentiana quinqueflora.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun a gentian of East North America having clusters of bristly blue flowers.
  • noun a perennial herb of the southeastern U. S. having white-rayed flower heads. It was formerly used in folk medicine.

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  • noun An herb also known as common boneset.

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

  • noun perennial herb of southeastern United States having white-rayed flower heads; formerly used as in folk medicine
  • noun gentian of eastern North America having clusters of bristly blue flowers
  • noun gentian of eastern North America having clusters of bristly blue flowers

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Examples

  • I took that down, and after a moment's thought, added the jar containing a sort of gentian known locally as -agueweed.

    A Breath of Snow and Ashes

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