from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A composite plant, Eupatorium perfoliatum, common in eastern North America.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun Same as
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- noun Any of several plants of the genus
- noun The
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- noun perennial herb of southeastern United States having white-rayed flower heads; formerly used as in folk medicine
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
"But I had to take a big bowlful of bitter thoroughwort tea," she added, making a little face at the remembrance.
"Well, you are a better medicine than thoroughwort tea," said Lucia; and
The bitters will keep good almost any length of time, and is an excellent remedy for bilious complaints, and can often be taken when the thoroughwort tea will not sit on the stomach.
Make a strong tea of the thoroughwort -- strain it, and when cool, put to
Strings of dried apples are festooned from chamber windows; and paper bags of catnip and spearmint and thoroughwort and penny-royal and mullen hang drying on the garret walls.
Persis Tame, who turned her back and fell to picking thoroughwort blossoms as he came up.
-- Take the leaves of motherwort and thoroughwort, and the bark of poplar root; equal parts.
"Don't go worryin ', Mary, an' start to brew him some thoroughwort in the hope of havin 'him down with a fever."
As they searched for thoroughwort, and picked the tender spruce and pine tips, they all talked of the coming May-day, but Amos soon began to look about for a good place to make his fire.
The conversation became at once professional after the briefest preliminaries, and he would stand twirling a sweet-scented sprig in his fingers, and make suggestive jokes, perhaps about her faith in a too persistent course of thoroughwort elixir, in which my landlady professed such firm belief as sometimes to endanger the life and usefulness of worthy neighbors. 3