feverfew

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n feverfew bushy aromatic European perennial herb having clusters of buttonlike white-rayed flower heads; valued traditionally for medicinal uses; sometimes placed in genus Chrysanthemum
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Feverfew fē"vẽr*fū (Bot) A perennial plant (Pyrethrum Parthenium, or Chrysanthemum Parthenium) allied to camomile, having finely divided leaves and white blossoms; -- so named from its supposed febrifugal qualities.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n feverfew The Chrysanthemum (Matricaria) Parthenium, a European species naturalized in the United States, formerly cultivated as a medicinal herb, and used as a bitter tonic in the cure of fevers. Some ornamental varieties are common in gardens. Also called wild camomile.
    • n feverfew A common name among florists for Chrysanthemum roseum, a native of the Caucasus, of which there are many single and double garden varieties.
    • n feverfew The agrimony, Agrimonia Eupatoria.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
AS. feferfuge, fr. L. febrifugia,. See fever Fugitive, and cf. Febrifuge

Usage

In literature:

So says I, 'You may go down on your four bones to feverfew.
"The Cloister and the Hearth" by Charles Reade
Boil feverfew, mugwort, red rose leaves and comfrey in red wine; make a suffumigation for the matrix, and apply sweet scents to her nose.
"The Works of Aristotle the Famous Philosopher" by Anonymous
It is a sweet feverfew for the heats of the spirit, It is full of outlets of sky.
"Shandygaff" by Christopher Morley
They sat down on the sour stony land among the rag-wort and teazles and feverfew.
"Plashers Mead" by Compton Mackenzie
The little, low-growing yellow-foliaged Feverfew, called Golden Feather, is used extensively for edging and design beds.
"The Practical Garden-Book" by C. E. Hunn
Pennyroyal, feverfew, camomile, parsley, larkspur, and other flowers used to be grown for making medicine.
"In the Days of the Guild" by Louise Lamprey
So says I, 'You may go down on your four bones to feverfew.
"The Cloister and the Hearth" by Charles Reade
It is so queer; I have tried every year to make Feverfew grow in this bed, and it won't do it, though it grows across the path.
"Old-Time Gardens" by Alice Morse Earle
They sat down on the sour stony land among the ragwort and teazles and feverfew.
"Guy and Pauline" by Compton Mackenzie
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In poetry:

It slipped beneath the pine-trees
Where the winds blew sweet,
Past goldenrod and feverfew
And fields of whispering wheat;
"The Wood-Path" by Margaret Widdemer
Beyond the feverfew and stocks,
The guelder-rose and hollyhocks;
Outside my trellised porch a tree
Of lilac frames a sky for me.
"The Old Love" by Katharine Tynan
The mignonette and feverfew
Laid their pale brows together:—"See!"
One whispered: "Did their step thrill through
Your roots?"—"Like rain."—"I touched the two
And a new bud was born in me."
"Garden Gossip" by Madison Julius Cawein

In news:

Feverfew and Licorice for Anti-inflammatory Benefits.
New Process Allows for Parthenolide-free Feverfew Production.
Fewer Migraines With Feverfew .
Feverfew and Licorice for Anti-inflammatory Benefits.
Cosmos, calendula, feverfew, and sunflowers, are happy additions to the garden for lots of reasons.
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