carpenter grass

noun
variants: or carpenter's grass

Definition of carpenter grass

: a yarrow (Achillea millefolium)

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History and Etymology for carpenter grass

so called from its supposed power to cure wounds inflicted by carpenter tools

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“Carpenter grass.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/carpenter%20grass. Accessed 9 Aug. 2020.

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