American boneset


Definition of American boneset

: a boneset (Eupatorium hyssopifolium) with narrow leaves and white flowers found in sandy areas of the eastern U.S.

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First Known Use of American boneset

circa 1884, in the meaning defined above

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“American boneset.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Sep. 2020.

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