elecampane

noun

ele·​cam·​pane ˌe-li-ˌkam-ˈpān How to pronounce elecampane (audio)
: a large coarse Eurasian composite herb (Inula helenium) that has yellow ray flowers and is naturalized in the U.S.

Examples of elecampane in a Sentence

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Word History

Etymology

Middle English elena campana, from Medieval Latin enula campana, literally, field elecampane, from inula, enula elecampane + campana of the field

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of elecampane was in the 14th century

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Cite this Entry

“Elecampane.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/elecampane. Accessed 4 Mar. 2024.

Medical Definition

elecampane

noun
ele·​cam·​pane ˌel-i-ˌkam-ˈpān How to pronounce elecampane (audio)
1
: a large coarse European composite herb of the genus Inula (I. helenium) that has yellow ray flowers, is naturalized in the United States, and is the source of the stimulant inula
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