agrimony

noun
ag·​ri·​mo·​ny | \ ˈa-grə-ˌmō-nē How to pronounce agrimony (audio) \
plural agrimonies

Definition of agrimony

: any of a genus (Agrimonia and especially A. eupatoria) of herbs of the rose family having compound leaves, slender spikes of small yellow flowers, and fruits like burs

First Known Use of agrimony

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for agrimony

Middle English, from Anglo-French & Latin; Anglo-French egremoine, from Latin agrimonia, manuscript variant of argemonia, from Greek argemōnē

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“Agrimony.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/agrimony. Accessed 27 Sep. 2020.

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