agrimony

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n agrimony a plant of the genus Agrimonia having spikelike clusters of small yellow flowers
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Agrimony (Bot) A genus of plants of the Rose family.☞ The Agrimonia eupatoria, or common agrimony, a perennial herb with a spike of yellow flowers, was once esteemed as a medical remedy, but is now seldom used.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n agrimony The general name of plants of the genus Agrimonia, natural order Rosaceæ, which includes several species of the northern hemisphere and South America. They are perennial herbs, with pinnate leaves, yellow flowers, and a rigid calyx-tube beset above with hooked bristles. The common agrimony, A. Eupatoria, of Europe and the United States, was formerly of much repute in medicine. Its leaves and root-stock are astringent, and the latter yields a yellow dye.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Agrimony ag′ri-mun-i a genus of plants of the rose-group, with small yellow flowers and bitter taste.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. agremoyne, OF. aigremoine, L. agrimonia, for argemonia, fr. Gr.
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. agrimonia, for argemonia, Gr. argemōnē.

Usage

In literature:

For the liver, darthspine or camaepitis, germander, agrimony, fennel, endive, succory, liverwort, barberries.
"The Anatomy of Melancholy" by Democritus Junior
For instance, the remedy for "mental vacancy and folly" was a drink of "fennel, agrimony, cockle, and marche".
"Our Legal Heritage, 5th Ed." by S. A. Reilly
You may boil in it Pellitory of the wall, Agrimony, or what herbs you please.
"The Closet of Sir Kenelm Digby Knight Opened" by Kenelm Digby
By the hedge the agrimony frequently lifts its long stem, surrounded with small yellow petals.
"Nature Near London" by Richard Jefferies
He wanted agrimony, but did not see any; but he did find yarrow in abundance.
"The Hero of Ticonderoga" by John de Morgan
Agrimony Soft yellow Open woods; New Jersey.
"Harper's Young People, July 13, 1880" by Various
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