noun \ˈa-grə-ˌmō-nē\
plural ag·ri·mo·nies

Definition of AGRIMONY

:  any of a genus (Agrimonia and especially A. eupatoria) of herbs of the rose family having compound leaves, slender spikes of small yellow flowers, and fruits like burs

Origin of AGRIMONY

Middle English, from Anglo-French & Latin; Anglo-French egremoine, from Latin agrimonia, manuscript variant of argemonia, from Greek argemōnē
First Known Use: 14th century


noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Any plant of the genus Agrimonia, of the rose family, especially A. eupatoria. This species is a herbaceous, hardy perennial native to Europe but widespread in other northern temperate regions, where it grows in hedge banks and the borders of fields. Its leaves yield a yellow dye. The leaflets are oval with toothed margins; the small, stalkless yellow flowers are borne in a long terminal spike. The fruit is a tiny burr. A. gryposepala, a similar species, is widespread in the U.S.


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