joe-pye weed

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


Next Word in the Dictionary: joe rocker
Previous Word in the Dictionary: Joe Miller
All Words Near: joe-pye weed

Seen & Heard

What made you want to look up joe-pye weed? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).