butterbur

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n butterbur small Eurasian herb having broad leaves and lilac-pink rayless flowers; found in moist areas
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Butterbur (Bot) A broad-leaved plant (Petasites vulgaris) of the Composite family, said to have been used in England for wrapping up pats of butter.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n butterbur A name of the sweet coltsfoot, Petasites vulgaris. Also called butter-dock.
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Usage

In literature:

The root leaves of the Butterbur are very large.
"Flowers Shown to the Children" by C. E. Smith
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In news:

An extract of butterbur, an herb, is recommended by the Academy of Neurology and American Headache Society as a preventive treatment for migraines.
An extract of butterbur , an herb, is recommended by the Academy of Neurology and American Headache Society as a preventive treatment for migraines.
Butterbur, one of the best-studied natural medicines for allergies, may ease hay-fever symptoms, possibly by reducing levels of histamines and leukotrienes, chemicals that can set off an allergic response.
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