joe–pye weed

noun \ˈjō-ˈpī-\

Definition of JOE-PYE WEED

:  any of several tall North American perennial composite herbs (especially Eupatorium maculatum and E. purpureum) with whorled leaves and corymbose heads of typically purplish tubular flowers

Origin of JOE-PYE WEED

origin unknown
First Known Use: 1818


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