Definitions

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

  • noun A Eurasian herb (Achillea ptarmica) of the composite family, having aromatic, linear, finely serrate leaves and clusters of white flower heads grouped in corymbs.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In old usage, the white hellebore, Veratrum album, more often under the form neezewort. Britten and Holland, Eng. Plant Names.
  • noun A (composite herb, Achillea Ptarmica, chiefly of the Old World.
  • noun Same as sneezeweed.

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

  • noun (Bot.) A European herbaceous plant (Achillea Ptarmica) allied to the yarrow, having a strong, pungent smell.

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

  • noun Achillea ptarmica, a hardy flowering plant, poisonous to cattle, sheep and horses, but with various herbal applications in humans.

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

  • noun Eurasian herb having loose heads of button-shaped white flowers and long grey-green leaves that cause sneezing when powdered

Etymologies

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sneeze +‎ wort

Examples

  • Species to be reintroduced include the harebell (Campanula rotundifolia), oxeye daisy (Leucanthemum vulgare) and sneezewort (Achillea ptarmica).

    Kew unveils native flower seed bank

  • Midnight came and went while Harry was reading and rereading a passage about the uses of scurvy-grass, lovage and sneezewort and not taking in a word of it.

    Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

  • Wear servant's livery I'll filch for you, snoutmask like you're sneezewort allergic, weapon under cloak.

    The Day of Their Return

  • Wear servant's livery I'll filch for you, snoutmask like you're sneezewort allergic, weapon under cloak.

    The Day Of Their Return

  • I think Jana should tell people she rubs sneezewort on her leg.

    pilgrimsteps

  • I just happen to be cataloging of handbook of natural herbs and supplements today, and I can tell you that Arnica also affectionately known as Leopard's bane, sneezewort, mountain snuff, and wolf's bane.

    pilgrimsteps

  • How could you not order one packet each of saltwort, sneezewort, motherwort, and Saint-John’s-wort, plus a sample of mad-dog skullcap, which the text said was once a folk remedy for rabies?

    The Dirty Life

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