American white avens


Definition of American white avens

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

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First Known Use of American white avens

1900, in the meaning defined above

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“American white avens.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Aug. 2020.

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