African fleabane


Definition of African fleabane

: any of several shrubby composite plants (genus Tarchonanthus) having stalked leathery leaves, small flower heads in axillary or terminal clusters, and usually an odor like that of balsam

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First Known Use of African fleabane

1739, in the meaning defined above

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“African fleabane.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Jan. 2021.

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