boneset

noun
bone·​set | \ ˈbōn-ˌset How to pronounce boneset (audio) \

Definition of boneset

: any of several composite herbs (genus Eupatorium) especially : a perennial (E. perfoliatum) of central and eastern North America with opposite perfoliate leaves and white-rayed flower heads used in folk medicine

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Recent Examples on the Web Provide boneset with moderate irrigation and cut back in late spring for best summer appearance. Thad Orr, Sunset Magazine, "Your Essential Winter Gardening To-Do List," 10 Feb. 2020

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First Known Use of boneset

1653, in the meaning defined above

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“Boneset.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/boneset. Accessed 7 Mar. 2021.

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