boneset

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n boneset perennial herb of southeastern United States having white-rayed flower heads; formerly used as in folk medicine
    • n boneset European herb having small white, pink or purple flowers; naturalized as a weed in North America
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Boneset (Bot) A medicinal plant, the thoroughwort (Eupatorium perfoliatum). Its properties are diaphoretic and tonic.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • boneset To set bones; practise the setting of broken bones.
    • n boneset The thoroughwort, Eupatorium perfoliatum. See Eupatorium.
    • n boneset In England, an old name for the comfrey, Symphytum officinale.
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Usage

In literature:

Down-stairs McKnight was flirting with the telephone central and there was an odor of boneset tea in the air.
"The Man in Lower Ten" by Mary Roberts Rinehart
As he worked at his bonesetting task, Ferris had more chance to study his new acquisition.
"His Dog" by Albert Payson Terhune
Boneset leaves and tops bring from two to eight cents per pound.
"Three Acres and Liberty" by Bolton Hall
I'll make some boneset liquor now.
"Romany of the Snows Being A Continuation Of The Personal Histories Of "Pierre And His People" And The Last Existing Records Of Pretty Pierre" by Gilbert Parker
I wonder if there is any boneset growing anywhere around here.
"Mary at the Farm and Book of Recipes Compiled during Her Visit among the "Pennsylvania Germans"" by Edith M. Thomas
Boneset tea was for colds.
"Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves: Volume IV, Georgia Narratives, Part 1" by Work Projects Administration
Overhead hang ears of corn, bunches of dried catnip, pennyroyal and boneset, and festooned across the corner are strings of dried apples.
"Little Journeys To the Homes of the Great, Volume 3 (of 14)" by Elbert Hubbard
Boneset tea was for colds.
"Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves" by Work Projects Administration
I'll bring you a bowl of boneset tea and some dinner right away!
"The Wit and Humor of America, Volume V. (of X.)" by Various
I shall prescribe boneset tea for you.
"Just Patty" by Jean Webster
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In poetry:

I find the vale where catnip grows,
Where boneset blooms, with moisture bowed;
The vale through which the red creek flows,
Turbid with hill-washed clay, and loud
As some wild horn a hunter blows.
"Rain In The Woods" by Madison Julius Cawein

In news:

Near the roadside ditches and in the moist areas of fields near marshes and swamps, the vegetation is white with a native herb called boneset .
Also called shrubby white boneset or Havana snakeroot, this shrubby plant may get up to 6' tall, covered in highly fragrant, fuzzy white blooms from fall through early winter.
Joe Pye weed , boneset, snakeroot.
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