purple boneset

noun
North American herb having whorled leaves and terminal clusters of flowers spotted with purple
Hypernyms: ↑herb, ↑herbaceous plant
Member Holonyms: ↑Eupatorium, ↑genus Eupatorium

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noun
: a joe-pye weed (Eupatorium purpureum)

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • boneset — /bohn set /, n. any composite plant of the genus Eupatorium, esp. E. perfoliatum, of North America, having white flowers in a flat topped cluster. Also called thoroughwort. [1810 20, Amer.; BONE1 + SET (v.), so named (by hyperbole) because… …   Universalium

  • boneset — noun 1. European herb having small white, pink or purple flowers; naturalized as a weed in North America • Syn: ↑common comfrey, ↑Symphytum officinale • Hypernyms: ↑comfrey, ↑cumfrey • Part Meronyms: ↑comfrey, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Eupatorium — noun large genus of chiefly tropical herbs having heads of white or purplish flowers • Syn: ↑genus Eupatorium • Hypernyms: ↑asterid dicot genus • Member Holonyms: ↑Compositae, ↑family Compositae, ↑Asteraceae, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • genus Eupatorium — noun large genus of chiefly tropical herbs having heads of white or purplish flowers • Syn: ↑Eupatorium • Hypernyms: ↑asterid dicot genus • Member Holonyms: ↑Compositae, ↑family Compositae, ↑Asteraceae, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • herbaceous plant — noun a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests • Syn: ↑herb • Derivationally related forms: ↑herbal (for: ↑herb) • Hypernyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • joe-pye weed — /joh puy / 1. Also called purple boneset. a tall composite weed, Eupatorium purpureum, of North America, having clusters of pinkish or purple flowers. 2. Also called spotted joe pye weed. a related plant, E. maculatum, having similar flowers and… …   Universalium

  • Joe-Pye weed — noun 1. North American herb having whorled leaves and terminal clusters of small pinkish or purple flower heads • Syn: ↑spotted Joe Pye weed, ↑Eupatorium maculatum • Hypernyms: ↑herb, ↑herbaceous plant • Member Holonyms: ↑E …   Useful english dictionary

  • Eutrochium — Taxobox name = Joe Pye weeds image width = 200px image caption = Joe Pye weed in flower regnum = Plantae divisio = Magnoliophyta unranked classis = eudicot ordo = Asterales familia = Asteraceae tribus = Eupatorieae genus = Eutrochium genus… …   Wikipedia

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