agrimony

noun

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

Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of agrimony was in the 15th century

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“Agrimony.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/agrimony. Accessed 1 Feb. 2023.

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