feverroot

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n feverroot coarse weedy American perennial herb with large usually perfoliate leaves and purple or dull red flowers
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n feverroot A caprifoliaceous herb of the United States, Triosteum perfoliatum, said to have been used by the Indians as a remedy for fevers. The root is purgative and emetic. Also feverwort and horse-gentian.
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