Definition of elecampane
: a large coarse Eurasian composite herb (Inula helenium) that has yellow ray flowers and is naturalized in the U.S.
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Origin and Etymology of elecampane
Middle English elena campana, from Medieval Latin enula campana, literally, field elecampane, from inula, enula elecampane + campana of the field
First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
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