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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A European plant (Aegopodium podagraria) in the parsley family, 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.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Same as goutwort.

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

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

Etymologies

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

[From its earlier use as a cure for gout.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

gout +‎ weed, from having formerly been used to treat gout.

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