Definitions

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  • n. Eryngium foetidum, a plant supposed to be a remedy for fits.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A plant (Eryngium fœtidum) supposed to be a remedy for fits.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The Eryngium fætidum, a fetid herb of the West Indies, used as a remedy for hysteria.

Etymologies

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From fit +‎ weed.

Examples

  • Indeed, it is these conditions that allow the six-foot-high Case's fitweed, the author's personal favorite, to grow in such majestic stands here and nowhere else in our region.

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  • Three of the best hikes out of Marble to see Case's fitweed and its showy companions are Yule Creek, Buckskin Basin, and Geneva Lake.

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