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

  • n. A European plant (Aegopodium podagraria) widely naturalized in eastern North America, having small white flowers grouped in compound umbels. A variegated form is commonly grown as an edging or ground cover. Also called bishop's weed.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. ground-elder, a plant with scientific name Aegopodium podagraria.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A coarse umbelliferous plant of Europe (Ægopodium Podagraria); -- called also bishop's weed, ashweed, and herb gerard.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as goutwort.


From its earlier use as a cure for gout.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
gout +‎ weed, from having formerly been used to treat gout. (Wiktionary)



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