bone·​set ˈbōn-ˌset How to pronounce boneset (audio)
: 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, 10 Feb. 2020

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Word History

First Known Use

1653, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of boneset was in 1653

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“Boneset.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 May. 2024.

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