dog fennel

noun

1
: an ill-scented Eurasian chamomile (Anthemis cotula) naturalized as a weed in the U.S.
2
: a usually annual composite weed (Eupatorium capillifolium) chiefly of the southern U.S.

Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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

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Cite this Entry

“Dog fennel.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dog%20fennel. Accessed 5 Dec. 2022.

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