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

  • n. Any of several strongly aromatic, eastern North American plants of the genus Collinsonia, having opposite leaves, square stems, and axillary clusters of lemon-scented yellow flowers.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a strong-scented labiate plant (Collinsonia Canadensis), having large leaves and yellowish flowers.

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

  • n. erect perennial strong-scented with serrate pointed leaves and a loose panicle of yellowish flowers; the eastern United States


From its former use for treating ailments of horses.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)


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