American white avens

noun

Definition of American white avens

: a woodland herb (Geum canadense) of eastern North America with hairy trifoliolate leaves, small white flowers, and bristly fruits

First Known Use of American white avens

1900, in the meaning defined above

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“American white avens.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/American%20white%20avens. Accessed 30 Sep. 2022.

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