Aegopodium

noun

Ae·​go·​po·​di·​um
ˌē-gə-ˈpō-dē-əm
: a small genus of herbs (family Umbelliferae) native to the north temperate zone with compound leaves, white flowers, and smooth 5-angled fruits see goutweed

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Greek aig-, aix goat + New Latin -o- + -podium; probably from the shape of the leaflets

First Known Use

1775, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Aegopodium was in 1775

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“Aegopodium.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Aegopodium. Accessed 15 Jul. 2024.

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