from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A hairy Eurasian plant (Geum urbanum) having small yellow flowers and an astringent root formerly used medicinally.
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- n. The common avens (Geum urbanum).
- n. Hemlock.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. See Bennet.
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- n. hairy Eurasian plant with small yellow flowers and an astringent root formerly used medicinally
Middle English herbe benet, from Anglo-Norman, from Medieval Latin herba benedicta : Latin herba, herb + Latin benedicta, feminine past participle of benedīcere, to bless; see benediction.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)